anonymous polls suck
But first I need to put the blades/deck back on the lawnmower and mow the yard.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
you want me to go pull out all the stats' we've rehashed a thousand times again? I can tell you what they say - Teacher Pay is below average for a Masters Degree in our economy, which is to be expected because the Education Masters is that mostly in name only. Teachers compensation however, once you begin to include benefits and especially retirement benefits, is disproportionate.Get educated and then prove how awesome they are. Specific is terrific.
We therefore have created a training pipeline and compensation model perfectly designed to attract the middle to low performing, risk averse performers. We need to reduce non-income compensation in order to increase pay, and then we need to make both the pipeline and the pay competitive. Then we will start attracting higher performers.
While I'm glad we have admins that do that (we have many as well who do not), that doesn't really create a value-added that demands that all our education employees receive certain compensation packages. I've done my share of the stay-up-all-night-mourning, and have no desire to do it ever again, but I'm not sure that particular part of my job merits me a raise when we're trying to figure out how to save the nations' fisc.On the other hand, admins do have awesome benefits but if you knew a very small fraction of the heavy burdens they carry with our students et al. I've seen them listen to a crying teacher most of the night who just lost a child. Yet they're back the next day bound by the laws of confidentiality.
Is unfortunate and often stupid. By and large the 35 and under crowd was sold a bag of goods on college - which is why most of them fail to finish in 4 years (and those who do find themselves in careers way outside of their area of study), but do pick up debt.Going to college and racking up debt
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
cpwill--with all due respect, this is to you but I did not copy your post--
In my current adopted state, our school has an FLBA program that industry
Certifies our kids to the top level of Microsoft and also allows for internships.
My wife at 62 says she won't retire and is beloved at school.
That means I don't have to buy pension insurance.
If I'm fortunate, I'll be a 2nd semester teacher forever.
It is a shame to me that the conversation so quickly breaks down
to conservatives saying this or that negative whether it is
about teachers, gun control, social programs and the rest.
And so long Sergio Garcia.
I'm all for various options for parents, but that is part of the problem. Not all areas offer those options. It is either expensive private school (which is too expensive for a vast majority of families, especially those in the areas that are not so great) or brick and mortar public school or homeschooling (which is not a realistic option for many families because both parents work).
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
No, I'd support the privatization of all schools.
Who left the fridge open?