What Is Your State Doing? Mine? Oh Shit!

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    Emperor has no clothes: Pensions are short cash :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Terry Savage

    Must move. Where to go?
     
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    You probably won't like my state. My state just had a city fire all of it's teachers (or it's going to occur any day now I believe) because they refused to accept the proposal being offered up where they would supposedly have to do a lot of extra work but not extra pay in return.

    Edit: On second thought, you might like my state. :lol:
     
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    Dunno but Switzerland is starting to look good. :)
     
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    Oregon is not a good plan. PERS here is badly messed up too.
     
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    If they are offering jobs, I'd easily do more work for same money. I haven't taught in public schools for 11 years. When I did it was as middle school sub in special ed. I also taught high school for at risk students in night school, so do have a bit invested in TRS. Actually my part-time contributions to that would yield more than my vested Catholic Schools Retirement, where I've been full time for 11 years.

    Sure I'd take a job teaching, even with no planning periods and extra duty, if the salary was over $35k per years.
     
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    Well to say the least, if this goes through, there will be openings.

    Though be forewarned, this is one of the "worse off" areas of the state.

    Update: Supt. plans to fire all Central Falls HS teachers - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal

    I read somewhere that they're making $70k a year, but it could be inaccurate.

    Unionized Rhode Island Teachers Refuse To Work 25 Minutes More Per Day, So Town Fires All Of Them

    Though I disagree with that portion of the article where it says public sector workers make far more then their private-sector counterparts.
     
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    Wow, just wow! Look at her 6 points, do you see anything wrong with them? I'd be honored to work there, it's what I already do in one form or another. So do other 'very qualified' teachers I work with, (that's 2 of us). Seriously, too many teachers are the most intellectually and physically lazy people I know.

    Yesterday I was at school, yes on a Sunday, for a student-driven fundraiser, from 6:15 am-1 pm. My son came to help with clean-up so that I could get out at a reasonable time. My 'kids' raised $1350 for Haiti and yes, they said, "Thank you!" to attendees, parents, the donors, my son, other teacher, and me over and over again.

    I get to school by 6:30 most mornings to prepare lessons, so that I'm free at 7:20 to help students that need it or give them a place to finish up their homework-believe it or not, even in private schools we have kids that go home to chaotic homes, where doing homework is not a priority. Sometimes there are just kids that come in to chat, really.

    Thursday I went to a 'workshop' from 8 am-3 pm at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, so did the other teacher that I referred to. We could not have gone if we hadn't provided the money for substitutes, which we did by writing to the museum. They came through. Oh, where was the sub money from school? Dunno, but the principal's daughter took an extra 5 weeks of maternity leave, pretty sure she was paid. Might be there, ya think?

    I do not assign homework on materials not covered in class. I give at least 10-20 minutes for students to start, so they know if they need help.

    Six conditions Central Falls High School teachers must accept | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

    Good starting points for increasing performance of students and teachers!
     
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    As long as the standards they are testing them by are not as unrealistic as they are for NCLB, I have no problem with that six point list at all.

    If you think making $35k would be good, you could probably make a bit more than that here. I don't know how much housing prices and such are in Ill but they aren't too terrible here. Especially with the recent decline in the economy.

    And hey, if you help a bunch of other kids who were told they had no shot, maybe they'll make a TV movie about you and you get to go on Oprah. :lol: :D
     
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    According to your location, you are not in a state of the union.
     
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    51st state. :D
     

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