Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chicago Teachers.

I was happy to see the teachers in Chicago are back to work, I am sure the kids are learning from the brightest and best  money can buy. I think they were mainly upset about only being offered a 16% pay raise on top of being evaluated on their job.
That's just unreasonable, expecting someone to have to undergo a job evaluation. The only jobs which people have to be evaluated on are professional career fields and they clearly are not professional. lets be real you don't have job reviews for the pizza delivery or any other jobs below dog catcher so why should the Chicago teachers be subjected to it.
BTW, A local teacher union rep in our area commented on the strike and said they don't have to strike because all they want is a good wage and health care.....I guess they don't care about teaching kids too much.

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  1. Yeah, it's ALWAYS about $$... screw everything and everyone else...

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    1. Old NFO, you are correct, the dollar is king.

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  2. I heard Chicago teachers are paid a hefty salary already somewhere in the $70,000.00 bracket. Heck the teachers here get $36,000.00.

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    1. Sandy, I guess they have to pay a lot to have someone swallow all their pride.

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    1. Craig, maybe they get food stamps as well.

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  4. I say that we pay them more, so that the best and brightest can teach our kids. Make it more competitive ( job market ) so that it creates higher pay, but expects higher standards, efficiency, and results.

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    1. K, it sounds good in theory but I think they decided to let them evaluate each other.

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  5. You noticed that the Teacher unions have an affinity for red.....just saying

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    1. I noticed that, reminded me of an old Soviet Union rally back in the 70's

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  6. Dear Duke - how on earth can you post about being evaluated, yearly, on the job?!?!??!? i am sickened. it almost sounds like you were in the military or something?!?!?!?!? being evaluated yearly??? what kind of sick idea is that???? and for only $30 to $70 thousand dollars a year??? i can hardly breathe right now!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, breathe easy my friend. I think the new rule is you can write your own evaluations so the 'man' can't keep you down. BTW, I always have had yearly evaluations but then again I am one step above dog catcher.

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  7. Same crappy education. Taxpayers are just paying more for it.

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    1. Murphy, yea we see the top quality people they turn out in Chicago.

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  8. Now you understand why I seldom write rants...it's a waste of time and energy. Socialist can't be re-educated. It's a lost cause. Once their lips are securely locked upon the governments tit it's far too late and only death will loosen the grip.

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    1. Stephen, Death will do it though. Thanks Bubba.

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  9. Even though they had a union contract, I had to do performance evaluations of my laborers!Why should teachers be any different?

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  10. Dean, makes sense to me but what do I know. Thanks.

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  11. All decked out in team Obama color's.

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