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    idea All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    Teachers in Rhode Island all received a layoff notice because the gov't can not afford to pay them all anymore. An all blue state now must fire a majority of their teachers because a balanced budget hasn't been adapted and the teachers believe they are owed the money. The teachers' union said it was "appalled" at the city's decision to "terminate all Providence public school teachers." What do people really expect when no one is willing to sacrifice anything?

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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    As part of the Teacher's contract, the city must notify them of layoffs before March 1st, long before the budget for the next year has been calculated. March 1st is also long before the end of the school year. To keep teachers from being despondent about being fired for the remainder of the school year, they fire them all. Nobody gets left out. "Did you bring enough pink slips for the whole class, Mayor Tavares?"

    Unions came about to protect works from being exploited by an employer who holds all the cards. With the public sector unions, it seems that the unions hold all the cards. In a recession, if the union refuses to take a pay cut, then it is not surprising that there will be large layoffs.

    The goal of education is the children, not the teachers. The children would do much better having many underpaid teachers, than a few overpaid teachers. If the Teacher's Union is determined to represent the teachers with no regard to the affect it will have on the students, who is there to represent the needs of the children?

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    I'll laugh my ass off when/if the state decides to hire non-union teachers. That would imo teach unions one hell of a lesson about being greedy aholes. (no pun intended about the "teach unions" bit)
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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    You ain't seen nothing yet.

    California is on the verge of going down for the count and we have the worst idiot possible in the number one job and this fool has no clue what the hell he's doing.

    There are plenty of States getting ready to crash and they owe a lot of the problems on Unions.

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    Now this is the way to handle a union that overpriced its members, rathen then being a chicken s__t using government legislatation to removes the ability for people to negotiate compensation packages
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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiresias View Post
    The goal of education is the children, not the teachers. The children would do much better having many underpaid teachers, than a few overpaid teachers. If the Teacher's Union is determined to represent the teachers with no regard to the affect it will have on the students, who is there to represent the needs of the children?
    I doubt the childern will be better off with many under paid and underqualified teachers then fewer well qualified teachers.

    When little Johnny asks a science question and the high school dropout teaching Grade 9 science cant answer the question and has to google the answer, the childern will not be well served
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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    Well, this shows just how much the government of Rhode Island is concerned with the education of its children.
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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Now this is the way to handle a union that overpriced its members, rathen then being a chicken s__t using government legislatation to removes the ability for people to negotiate compensation packages
    It's better to just fire'em?

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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I doubt the childern will be better off with many under paid and underqualified teachers then fewer well qualified teachers.

    When little Johnny asks a science question and the high school dropout teaching Grade 9 science cant answer the question and has to google the answer, the childern will not be well served
    Who's to say which teachers are the better? With the current state of our education in our country I'd say that a change may do some good at least in some cases.

    Since, in most unions you cant get rid of alot of the bad teachers because of the protection of the union now they will be able to jetison them. Of course you couls lose some good ones too but I'd be willing to bet there are good ones out there without jobs considering the curent unemployment rate. I hear Detroit has a few that are going to be looking for work & I'd be willing to bet alot of them would work without a Union as opposed to not working at all.

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    Re: All Providence teachers receive layoff notices

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's better to just fire'em?

    Incredible!
    Yes it is

    Contract is up, and they dont want to negotiate lower compensation, fire them. Hire people to teach at a lower cost, while not removing peoples right to negotiate terms of compensation

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