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  •  No, this IS the year, and this IS the moment... (15+ / 0-)

    ...for people like you and me, people reading the truth about how many hours the Chicago teachers are working now even before Rahm's school-day extension, to stand up for teachers and get their backs:
    - by pointing to the huge amounts of documentation showing how underpaid teachers really are already
    - by telling jealous private-sector workers that what teachers deserve is what they deserve too, and...
    - by telling private-sector workers exactly where all the money is that could be paying them and the people who teach their kids a fair wage—in the pockets of the CEOs and the wealthy—and that it's time we took back the money we deserve.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 04:18:59 PM PDT

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    •  mythology (0+ / 0-)

      " by pointing to the huge amounts of documentation showing how underpaid teachers really are already"

      Are you SERIOUS?

      Are you also a Birther?

      •  Do you seriously think they're not? (3+ / 0-)
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        Surely you must have followed the link I posted. Teachers work 60-hour weeks, on average, throughout the school year.

        And they're doing one of the most important jobs anyone could do, all while taking massive amounts of abuse from people like you who seem to think they're overpaid, and under more and more pressure to raise test scores from moronic politicians who have absolutely no clue about what a teacher does.

        I'd wager that in a Venn diagram between "people who think teachers are underpaid" and "birthers," there's no overlap at all. I know which side of that diagram is the reality-based community. Do you?

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 10:14:13 PM PDT

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