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    Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Remember these are the people who are responsible for our children learning.

    My suggestion is we send them thoughts and prayers, that should make them feel better.

    All the talk about how great the economy is, jobs everywhere and these people have the audacity to strike? What do they want? A living wage or something? How dare they.

    In other words, we place our importance on a wall and who cares about teachers, they don't do a good job of babysitting my kids anyway. And yes, as a bad parent I do expect my kids teachers to keep them in line because I won't at home. We demand too much from these people who go into teaching with the highest ideals only to be kicked in the arse by society and irate parents. I wouldn't want the job.
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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    We probably need to actually pay them a decent salary. Or get used to homeschooling.
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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    We kill them. We use their bodies to construct Trump’s wall.

    Trump supporters everywhere suddenly start running around their basements highfiving their cats.

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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Striking teachers, what should be done?
    Give them a raise and keep class sizes as small as possible. That would be a good start.

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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Remember these are the people who are responsible for our children learning.

    My suggestion is we send them thoughts and prayers, that should make them feel better.

    All the talk about how great the economy is, jobs everywhere and these people have the audacity to strike? What do they want? A living wage or something? How dare they.

    In other words, we place our importance on a wall and who cares about teachers, they don't do a good job of babysitting my kids anyway. And yes, as a bad parent I do expect my kids teachers to keep them in line because I won't at home. We demand too much from these people who go into teaching with the highest ideals only to be kicked in the arse by society and irate parents. I wouldn't want the job.

    Since teachers unionized in the late 70's, has there been a year where teachers were not on strike?

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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yakshi View Post
    We kill them. We use their bodies to construct Trump’s wall.

    Trump supporters everywhere suddenly start running around their basements highfiving their cats.
    Teachers in some school districts deal with students like you every day. Class room disruption, popping off in class to make students laugh, not taking the daily lesson plan seriously, etc. It is what makes teaching miserable. Then you have the lousy teachers in good schools that do a lousy job with well controlled students. We have 15% lousy kids, and 15% lousy teachers. The rest are pretty good.

    In California, a strike in LA was just settled. More pay. I get that. But California is in the running for the coveted last place nationally in education.

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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Remember these are the people who are responsible for our children learning.

    My suggestion is we send them thoughts and prayers, that should make them feel better.

    All the talk about how great the economy is, jobs everywhere and these people have the audacity to strike? What do they want? A living wage or something? How dare they.

    In other words, we place our importance on a wall and who cares about teachers, they don't do a good job of babysitting my kids anyway. And yes, as a bad parent I do expect my kids teachers to keep them in line because I won't at home. We demand too much from these people who go into teaching with the highest ideals only to be kicked in the arse by society and irate parents. I wouldn't want the job.
    Teachers are actually paid very well. They have great benefits, great representation from their union, lots of vacation and sick days, etc..

    IMO teachers need to be held more accountable. We need to structure teachers pay/job performance to how well their students perform. If students perform poorly, teachers should get demoted, get a pay reduction, or even lose their jobs.
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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    Teachers in some school districts deal with students like you every day. Class room disruption, popping off in class to make students laugh, not taking the daily lesson plan seriously, etc. It is what makes teaching miserable. Then you have the lousy teachers in good schools that do a lousy job with well controlled students. We have 15% lousy kids, and 15% lousy teachers. The rest are pretty good.

    In California, a strike in LA was just settled. More pay. I get that. But California is in the running for the coveted last place nationally in education.

    A teacher's wet dream class is a room full of Asians.
    More pay is not going to make better teachers. Probably just more lazy teachers. A teachers salary should be directly tied in how their students perform on tests. Something measurable.
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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle View Post
    Since teachers unionized in the late 70's, has there been a year where teachers were not on strike?
    IMO teachers get paid well considering how some/many are unqualified.

    Again, it depends on the subject matter.
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    Re: Striking teachers, what should be done?

    I think teachers leave the profession over money, but also over many other things.
    I suspect if people were honest the political and bureaucratic BS the teachers have to put up with
    is as big a reason as the money.
    We also have to consider that teachers salaries are based on 9 month contracts, so look lower than they might be.
    Say a new teacher fresh out of college starts at the national average starting salary of $38,617,
    This is the same as a Liberal arts major starting at $51 K per year.

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