Teacherpocalypse by the numbers

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    With a system that makes firing tenured teachers near-impossible, this was bound to happen.
     
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    The district in which I teach boasts the second highest graduation rate in the country. We (the teachers) have not gotten a step or COLA increse in two years. The numbers of students goes up every year while the number of teachers has declined. Not all systems are hosed.
     
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    You folks are obviously doing something right. :thup:
     
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    I feel fortunate to work here. Even before the economy pooped the bed, there were 15 or more applicants per opening.
     
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    Our local schools had 300 applicants for two teaching positions.
    Rather than hire local residents with years of teaching experience, the principal chose a newly-graduated applicant who resides miles from here. But... she happened to know someone who knows the right people. I see this all the time. It's who you know, and to whom you are related.
    Nepotism, cronyism, favoritism. It's a racket, it's fraught with abuse, and it's a broken system.
     
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    excellent find QW thank you...I cannot hit you right now, but will ;)

    United States 48,238,962
    0.7%
    3,231,487
    6.5%
    $10,499
    26.7%
    $8,697
    27.5%

    so we budged the student pop by only 0 .7% yet we have increased per pupil spending by 26% and via that spending per pupil, 27% of that a PLUS change for teacher compensation and we have what to show for it?

    There is no contextual private endeavor/entity,using that formula that would be allowed to survive, based on cost structure and no public entity with the results attained or I should say lack of them should survive either...but, its the gov...so....
     
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    I agree, it ain't right.
     
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    It would seem that public schools is the last place this type of environment should exist.
     

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