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Public Unions are Public Enemy No. 1

mark4teach Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 11:00 AM
School administrators have an almost unlimited amount of funding? Are you kidding me. I teach at a school with 2000 students. We had 5 VP, we are down to 3. That means each VP is responsible for around 650 students each, plus another 50 staff each. We had 8 counselors, we're down to 4 counselors. Each counselor is responsible for around 500 students each. This mean they have to make sure the students are on track to graduate. I have to buy my own supplies for my classroom. I pay $600.00 per month for health insur. Haven't seen a raise in almost 8 years. Have Master's and tech degree. Been teaching for 25 years, make around $75,000/year work an average of 8 hours per day. No pay summer vacation.
FairnessMan Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 1:52 PM
No pay during summer. This is the oldest line of teacher lying BS there is. You make (i.e. steal) $75K per year. That is your YEARLY salary. How you spend it is up to you and you probably have the option of spreading it out over the whole year. People with real jobs also get a yearly salary but we are busting our asz all summer while you sit on yours or get a summer job to increase your yearly income. Think all of us with real jobs should go in to see the boss and ask for the summer off and retain our full salary. Do you think that would fly Mr. mark4?
grammasusan Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 1:20 PM
I graduated high school in 1964. We had 1 vice-principal for the entire school and 1 guidance counselor for each grade, according to my yearbook, there were 2217 students that year. I married a Marine after graduation, we started a family right away. I did not go to college. My son-in-law graduated from Clemson, with honors, in 1992. He often remarks that I learned more in 12 years than he did in 16. According to him, my historical knowledge, constitutional and political expertise far surpass his. We didn't have courses in recycling but we learned critical thinking because we were encouraged to think for ourselves. We were given both sides of an issue, our instructors facilitated debates and we learned.
Unrealistic Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 11:49 AM
Private sector Averages 54k And that includes Working through The summer. Not so bad After all. Huh.

Their hunger can’t be satisfied.

In a country where government spending now makes up 40 percent of our GDP annually and where our national debt is 106 percent of our GDP, public employees are helping out their fellow citizens during tough economic times by demanding a larger slice of the shrinking national pie.

In California, the state public pension plan is stiffing private investors- even ones they just recently borrowed from to make up for poor investment performance- in order to make sure that government employees are golden.

In another case in California, the Poway Unified School District is...

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