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Newark Teachers Claim to be ‘Indentured Servants’ Despite $57K Average Salary

Texas Red Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 8:13 AM
Teachers contracts are 180 days per year on average. That is six months of work. Merit raises are not the answer, they can be manipulated as well. Vouchers are the answer.
Is it ever enough? That’s what citizens should be asking in Newark, where the teachers are claiming they are subject to “indentured servitude” for being forced to consider an “inhumane” collective bargaining agreement that many consider very union friendly.

The average Newark teacher’s pay is $57,926, according to teachersalaryinfo.com. That constitutes “indentured servitude”?

In 2011, EAGnews.org found that Newark teachers contributed a big fat zero to their health insurance benefits. Taxpayers, on the other hand, spent a healthy $111,742,197 to pay for teacher benefits. Yes, that’s $111 million to zero.

The school district receives a whopping $28,406...