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I do however know and understand the shifting fates of the education world. Administrations change and social climate changes. So, I'm not trusting to fate for my future work. I have begun to talk to my union about gaining intellectual property rights for all teachers in the district.
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With the two major viewpoints on sites like Teachers-pay-Teachers (which can be seen in the New York Times and other publications: Pro and Con), teachers are going to need to be more proactive to retain their intellectual property. If we continue to allow our hard work (often done on evenings and weekends instead of spending that time with our families) to be considered "work for hire" then we are running the risk of never raising the perception of teachers to anything more than a glorified helper occupation.
Look After Your Rights
Remember. No one is going to look after your rights for you. It's up to you to protect your intellectual property.