April 29, 2018
Shouldn’t teachers and administrators who encourage (or take part in) walkouts during school hours be fired?!? Shouldn’t that also be the case for ones who encourage students and teachers to walkout during school hours?
This needs to be stopped – these people are eating up our tax dollars with their tyrannical and bullying behavior. And they are causing parents and children grief (financial and emotional). They are negative role models for our children.
The article below by Ed is Watching, was linked in Blog 0334.
It can be found at: http://ediswatching.org/teacher-walkouts-potentially-cost-taxpayers-11-5-million/
New Update: Teacher Walkouts Potentially Cost Taxpayers $ 13.3 Million
According to Colorado Chalkbeat, 27 Colorado school districts have cancelled classes due to the teacher walkouts scheduled later this week. Based on the average teacher salary in each district plus the cost of PERA benefits, the teacher walkouts in the 27 districts are potentially costing taxpayers $13.3 million. This figure does not include classified employees who serve at each school.
April 26, 2018
Teachers in my school district in Colorado (Jefferson) and also in Douglas County schools, are striking and lobbying at the state Capitol. They claim Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay – not true. The NEA (National Education Association) lied. Colorado teachers are 30th or 31st — closer to the middle of the pack.
Aren’t we paying them to teach in school — not strike to hold tax payers hostage? Public school employees should never strike. They should educate our children. At least that is what we would ideally want.
Today Mandy Connell posted some comments on her blog about this subject.
Subject: It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns Blog | Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio
posted by Mandy –
17 hours ago
JEFFERSON COUNTY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE SHUT DOWN TODAY So the people who claim to care more than ANYONE about our CHIIIILLLLLDREN can throw a collective hissy at the Capitol today. The Wear Red for Ed movement even has nifty shirts for teachers to wear. Look at the logo I just grabbed from the CEA website:
March 14, 2018
I have witnessed since my first child went to school around 1975, that the schools have been used as Change Agents – to mold our country into a socialist paradise [which is an oxymoron (a combination of contradictory or incongruous words)]. One of the first things socialist governments do as they take over is to confiscate all guns.
This walk-out today is a continuation of the efforts of the Left to take away all guns.
The schools in my part of Colorado carried out this “walk-out” tactic during school hours, to use students to give the impression that the students were rising up — because they wanted the majority of 3 republicans on the school district school board to be recalled. Once again, it was controlled and orchestrated by the school unions. Unions pressured teachers, and teachers pressured students into marching. Teachers called in”sick” and did not come to school. This put a huge burden on the school district. Students didn’t know why they were marching, except for sound bites told to them by their teachers.
You will find that this is the case today as well. One friend told today, that her son’s teacher told his English class that they had to protest today. The peer pressure alone is going to empty the schools — kids don’t like to be singled out – and they don’t want to be punished with low grades, or other methods of punishment used in the classrooms.
A quote from the end of the article below:
“Asking them to disrupt learning time, during the regular school day, to make a political statement is unconscionable,” she adds. “It shows what little regard national organizers actually have for the students whose individual schools they hope to destabilize or for the adults who are charged with running them.”
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