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bakerloobakerloo BannedPosts: 980 Senior Member
Back to school night is Monday evening. Our union president has made some buttons for teachers to wear that night. It has some kind of teacher qoute about "making a difference" even though we havent had a pay raise in 7 years.

Our kids and parents are the poorest of the poor and stand in food lines every Wednesday. The school district cafeterias feed are open for breakfast and lunch during the summer to feed anyone under 18 yrs old. There is no water at all for crops so fields will be fallowed as soon as they are finished this year. Some people just don't get it...

My button will be at the bottom of my trash can.


  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    I don't get it. Doesn't the button refer to the teachers at the school? Making a difference? Doesn't everyone there work hard for those kids?
  • bakerloobakerloo Banned Posts: 980 Senior Member
    greenman wrote: »
    I don't get it. Doesn't the button refer to the teachers at the school? Making a difference? Doesn't everyone there work hard for those kids?

    Sorry, the button has the quote and says in bold letters that we haven't had a raise in 7 years.
    That is not and should not be a concern of the parents in our district. No money means no money. The union doesn't get it. I think most of them think the school board gets to divide the left over money between themselves at the end of the year. We haven't had a raise, but we also havent had to make drastic teacher cuts and that has kept class sizes high but managable. The uion wants to spend the reserve funds on raises. The reserves are there for a reason...
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Now I get it and I agree. Seems really tacky seeing how the students you serve are hurting due to a drought. Sorry but I'm not surprised by unprofessional behavior by those that should know better. Wrong setting preaching to the wrong people.

    At least your district didn't spend quarter million on two football fields to put in artificial turf but couldn't hire back laid of teachers. That really pissed me off cause I pay those taxes in the same district I live in. I was told, "Oh that comes out of a different fund". ****. Keeping up with Jones is more like it. The other excuse was it would save money and cut injuries. More BS. Unless those fields are groomed to keep the right amount and level of rubber beads then players injuries are about the same or more than other surfaces. 1st world problems.
  • bakerloobakerloo Banned Posts: 980 Senior Member
    Our district runs a tight ship. No bloated office staff or asst. supes. I like it. No pink slips is a good thing.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Naw in ours they cut paras and specialists rather than dumping admin in middle and high schools. The unions didn't make the cuts the school board did.

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