Does anyone know where to work if you want to be treated as an adult professional? There isn't much which is more condescending than when a principal models good teaching practices by pretending as if the teachers are the students--voice and demeanor included.
And what about the issue of...alcohol. Should schools disallow teachers from giving each other a bottle of wine as a gift, or including wine in a raffle for faculty members?
Or, how about the issue of communication? Do we really have to act like we are in high school simply because we teach in high school? Can't we be direct with each other and still get along?
Or, how about the issue of trust? Do we really need to fill up every minute of every "professional development" day with silly activities? Can't we be trusted to use an hour of our time to plan our lessons or grade our essays?
Or, what about the issue of respect? Do I really need to ask permission to leave campus to go get lunch or pick up supplies which the school can't afford to supply? Can't we simply sign out and let the main secretary know we are leaving?
Professionals? Not us.