My “How Long Must a Pregnant Teacher Stand” Post Provoked the School’s Admin

Timing a pregnant teacher to see if she sits? Outrageous! This is blatant discrimination meant to portray her as less effective at her job due to her biology. Be sure to click on the link for the pregnant teacher in the first paragraph — it tells the story. It’s just smoke and mirrors, anyway, the administration is making busy work to appear that they are accomplishing something…or perhaps it is to keep teachers so busy and distracted that they actually become ineffective??


On January 2, 2015, I published a post entitled, How Long Must a Pregnant Teacher Stand in Order to Be Rated Effective? The post focuses on a Lake Charles, Louisiana, teacher’s experiences with micro-managed expectations foisted upon faculty at his/her school. Whereas the teacher identified to me both him-/herself and the school at which he/she teaches, I chose to publish the post with both teacher and school as anonymous.

The post itself has had over 4,800 views, with 4,000 of those views occurring on January 2 and 3, 2015. After about a week, the post primarily went quiet.

So, on January 23, 2015, I was surprised to receive a couple of strong, anonymous comments declaring the “utter incorrectness” about “our” school. Mind you, I had not identified the school, only the city. As it stands, there are 22 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 5 high schools with Lake…

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