Karen Klein, bus monitor

Posted on June 25th, 2012

Two words: Karen Klein. Most of you have probably heard of her

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4 Responses to “Karen Klein, bus monitor”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Laurie –

    In her defense she was a monitor for 27 years. Perhaps she just had 3 more for retirment and the school system wouldnt put her anywhere else?

  2. Laurie Says:

    Hi Jennifer –
    I actually did not know she had been a bus monitor for 27 years. I think that speaks to a great amount of patience on her part. I’m not sure if that changes my opinion or not, tho. I mean, sure she could be just freaking TIRED from dealing with the same stuff day in, day out. I would be. But from my perspective, those kids needed an adult to take them in hand. Whether it was the parents, the driver or Karen herself. They were getting away with stuff they shouldn’t have been doing.

  3. Jennifer Says:

    I agree that someone with more attitude should have been on that bus. However, instead of placing the blame on Karen – how about placing the blame on the school system? Maybe they should look at the people working for them and offer early retirement when they cannot handle the kids. After 27 years of service this woman cannot afford to just walk away without a retirment package and if she was trying to stick it out it would be nice for the system to remove her – with the package she deserved. I’ve seen to many burnt out teachers who were sick of teaching but just sticking it out until they get to retirement. The districts should look at those teachers and offer an early package to them. It’s not good for the employees or the kids to work in those conditions.

  4. Laurie Says:

    Jennifer, I totally agree. Now that my son is at the high school level, I see teachers who are either just marking the days before retirement or who have totally given up. It’s very sad because it’s hurting everyone – the students, the teachers and the parents too. And the teachers can’t speak up – because seriously? Who tells their employer they are burnt out and need to be reassigned?

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