A Tale of Two Systems

All is quiet on the suburban education front....for now.

The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.

Susan Kozloff September 13, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Actually I believe they are including the "step" increase which almost all districts employ for longevity. One you hit the 15 year mark, the step disappears. The only raise then would be the contracted one. Rahm also wants to discontinue higher pay for educators with advanced degrees....so a BA would earn the same as a PHd....yet he wants only the "best" teachers. Uh-hu.
Susan Kozloff September 13, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Yes Lennie....there is a huge deficit.....because of mismanagement by the former king Daley. Didn't pay his share of pension costs.....actually "borrowed" money for the fund when he first took over the schools.....NEVER repaid...... And now the money, by law is due. Oh, I forgot to balme the teachers for this as well, since they are the only ones who have supported their retirees' pensions though automatice deducutions for many years now. Thank goodness they have savvy investors and thier board of directors looking out for their interests as no one else really seems to care, do they?
Sully September 13, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Again with the LOL, Lennie? You can't come up with something a little more adult-like? I don't mind reading the other side; I just prefer it be truthful. I can't say that about your links. Post something factual from a credible source.
Sully September 13, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Mark, my disagreement with that is that some school districts require their teachers to be in the union whether they want to be or not. I also think there are teachers who disagree with a union's stance, but do not feel safe in expressing that view. However, I do believe unions are necessary. I wish they were held more accountable sometimes.
Lennie Jarratt September 13, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I am just waiting for the adults to show up to have an honest discussion instead of the petty bickering and personal attacks.


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