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Teachers should consider smaller raise

Posted: October 18, 2012 - 2:03pm  |  Updated: October 19, 2012 - 8:58am

With California totally broke and humongous non-funded retirement funds, I would think the teachers with bachelor and master degrees would be able to figure out maybe they could consider a raise comparable to the Social Security recipients. Complaining about three months off? I thought that was what most of them wanted. They can receive 12 checks can’t they?

The U.S. is 16 trillion dollars in debt. Do they ever bring this subject up to their students? My schooling was during the big Depression and Second World War. My fourth grade country school teacher received $100 plus room and board and also went to the school in the winter time to fire up the wood stove. I also walked 1 3/4 mile to school for 2 years.

We had wonderful dedicated teachers back during the Depression and War years and today I know there many dedicated and retired teachers who I am proud to know. Try using some common sense instead of just listening to what unions are telling you.

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Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 10/19/12 - 12:02 pm
When the Economy Tanks, EVERYONE union or not suffers.

What we have here is a failure to communicate.
The End game of those that control commerce Globally is to bring ALL people into 1 of 2 classes, Rich or Poor, NO MIDDLE CLASS.
The unions ain't gonna save or help any when the planned economic crash comes, and it is coming very soon as ALL SIGNS POINT TO.
My advice is beg for a basic cost of living increase which would be gr8 even though it won't last for a month probably with this spiraling out of control economy, but, it would be better than nothing.
If i had a 401k i would withdraw ever cent as quick as i could before they steal every cent of that from you with the next massive stock market plunge any day now as well.
As Obama's new question of how your doing economically has moved from speaking about the last 4 years, to the new 4 months being the time frame, which will decrease to the last few hours.
Just like our Global economies have come to the point of unsustainability, so will this continual desire for more in the work places resulting in total crashing of organized labor for a attitude of i'll work for enough to feed my self & possibly a few family members and forget about insurance or vacation time. Just give me a job to try and survive what has come on all the world.
Any Day Now that crash will come and then what are we, you gonna do to provide for self & family? OOPS! The Dow is down over 200 points and could be the start of another 777 point crash or worse any day now and there goes everything you thought you had and depended on.

Bettie 10/20/12 - 07:33 pm
I challenge any of you to walk a week in a teacher's shoes.

Three months off! Most have to take classes during the summer. How about asking your "slope" workers to do the same? If you think a teacher only works 7 hours a day and 9 months a year you are sadly mistaken.

Lumpy 10/21/12 - 09:36 am
Slope workers

Slope workers in most cases take 6 months a year off with out pay. Just got to manage your money

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