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  •  It is not the federal government's job to pay (0+ / 0-)

    school teachers salaries..The schools are paid for by very high property taxes..The school teachers can retire after 30 years with 80% of their pay and all benefits and then they rehire in other school district and keeep wetting their beaks and newly graduated teachers cant gain employment..It' greeed

    •  hmmmm (0+ / 0-)

      Nanao doesn't know.

      •  actually that is not what is happening in schools (1+ / 0-)
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        Nanao[does not]Know:

        Here is what is actually happening. Class sizes are increasing to unmanageable levels. Electives are cut. One anecdotal district that has gone to "at-will" employment, has cut over a dozen experienced and recognized teachers 4-8 weeks into the term, replaced with Teach For America, non experienced fresh grads where the Fed pays half the first year salary.

        Same schools have removed a period from the schedule, increased periods to 64 minutes because they cut out one elective.

        Another district has cut out middle school social studies teachers by having core teachers in science, language arts and math take up and teach one social studies period. Class size increased from 22-24 to 28-32 to accomodate.

        Gym classes are now 50-60, so are music classes.

        They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty~Ben Franklin

        by RWN on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 10:14:00 AM PDT

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    •  Did you consider if not for funding from the (2+ / 0-)
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      federal government, you may not be able to pay your property taxes? Plus, if that teacher put in their time, and are still working, i wouldn't call it "wetting their beak", i'd call it working. The question is, why not have enough new teachers, so retired teachers wouldn't have to come back or be needed in the first place? You do know that the returning retired teachers don't get any more benefits don't you? They don't pay into another retirement plan?

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