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  •  No one on School Board or Administration cares! If (3+ / 0-)
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    Damnit Janet, cai, Just Bob

    economy ever recovers, Principals and Supertindents will get a raise, maybe even back-pay, but teachers will ger NOTHING, not even a thank you.  Been there, done that and I speak from experience.  No one in leadership of that school will ever recognize the sacrifices these teachers are making.

    •  But how does the economy recover (1+ / 0-)
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      without an educated work force? Will we have to issue H1B visas for bus drivers because no one knows how to read traffic signs and driver's manuals? What happens when workers can't understand safety regulations when operating machinery? Who is going to come up with the complex answers to the problems facing us? The Baby Boomers are fast approaching retirement (those who can afford to retire at least), and the Gen X crowd isn't that far behind. My oldest niece, born in the early days of Gen X turns 44 this year, and is starting to think about retirement in 20 years (ironically enough, she's a teacher but so far her district is still afloat; they get good tax money from Lawrence Livermore Labs and assorted high-tech firms and she's got one of the highest seniorities in the district). Who's going to pick up the slack?

      Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

      by Cali Scribe on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 07:34:06 PM PST

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    •  Time out (1+ / 0-)
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      Many admins are clueless and drink the Kool-aid. Too many do not respect the profession. But there are those who do.

      I spent 30 years in the classroom before becoming an administrator. When we were forced to cut back, we all took cuts and the admins took the biggest hits, as we should. My total income decreased by 25% this year. Again IMHO that is as it should be.

      My point is that we are in this together.

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      by slatsg on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 07:39:40 PM PST

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      •  In my district (0+ / 0-)

        they cut 20 teaching positions and a .2 administrator.  It is very clear that admin is more important than teachers.  Glad to hear there are places that think differently.

        Not all those who wander are lost.

        by Leftleaner on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 06:27:04 PM PST

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