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Note to Union Teachers: If You Want to be Treated Like Professionals, Act Like It

loadstar Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:15 AM
If you reflect back, teaching once attracted some of the best college students even though it was not a solid all-in package. But arguably, women's lib led to most of the more able women opting instead for careers with more upside economically. Furthermore, the all-in packages in teaching kept getting better, such that teachers now average ABOVE the average household income and college grad in total salaries and benefits. BUT, unions and the bureaucracy make starting pay low in favor of rewarding tenure-- duration over quality. So we reap the cling-ons and scare off the brighter potential teachers.

I was deeply troubled when video surfaced last week of striking Strongsville, Ohio teachers heckling substitute teachers who were applying to be their temporary replacements.

Over 300 teachers are on strike because the school board is refusing to give them automatic raises, and the school board undercut their mass temper tantrum by hiring substitutes to keep schools open.

The substitutes, complete with police escorts, had to endure heckling and jeering by the strikers. The unionists often followed alongside the substitutes, berating them and yelling in their faces as they headed to the local police department for mandatory background checks.

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