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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    That is just one teacher that was interviewed. Scott Walker's cutting teacher benefits is what is causing these teachers to retire. Some School districts have 2 to 3 times the normal amount of teachers retiring. And what I meant when I said it about the kids is that Governor Walker plan is going to tear the school system apart in Wisconsin. Between the number of teachers retiring and and 980 million dollars less for the schools to operate on the school systems will fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    That is just one teacher that was interviewed. Scott Walker's cutting teacher benefits is what is causing these teachers to retire. Some School districts have 2 to 3 times the normal amount of teachers retiring. And what I meant when I said it about the kids is that Governor Walker plan is going to tear the school system apart in Wisconsin. Between the number of teachers retiring and and 980 million dollars less for the schools to operate on the school systems will fail.
    If you think that is bad, than you will really disgusted with CA. CA has pink slipped over 30,000 teachers! Loss of State funding for schools is in the multi billions of dollars. And this is in a democratic controlled state.

    And while you note that some districts have 2-3x the normal number of retirees, it is important to remember that you are now hitting the baby boom years where retirements are going to really ramp up further affecting state budgets as many/most public retirement accounts (look at SS) are terribly underfunded. So increased retirements is not unexpected no matter what the circumstances in the political arena!

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    Well the teachers in our school district have received a 2.9% raise the last 6 years and our test scores have gone down the last 5 years and now our high school is on academic probation. This is the lowest level you can be as a school. Our oldest is in 7th grade. We don't ahve five years for them to turn things around. All about the kids my booty! There are a lot of teachers that are only there for their summers off as my daughters sixth grade teacher would tell the class weekly. I wonder why there are so many kids struggling in 7th grade? I know where I would look. But what do I know? I haven't gone to graduate school. I just a dumb old small business owner!
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    I look at this as opportunity for young up start teachers. Whether you like to admit or not the teacher that has long tenure is getting close to retirement anyway. But if it stayed the way it was they would hang on as long as possible just for the pension. There is also some that the patience level for the kids are gone. Maybe it is time for a change with younger teachers that are closer to the kids level. So they can bring that fire of the profession they have chosen and get it out of the kids. Teaching has changed over time just like everything else and if you do not stay on top of it or have the passion for it anymore it is time to move on. As for the teacher of 43 yrs crying about this Walker situation is exactly the point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    The teacher of 43 years entered the room. Then she burst into tears. "I am totally not ready," Scharrer-Erickson, a literacy coach at the Academy of Accelerated Learning, said this week. "I never thought about retiring until the (Gov.) Scott Walker situation, because this school is so special and I am working with the most incredibly caring teachers I have ever known."
    What's a literacy coach? If it's what I think it is read the statement! I'm not the brightest bulb as a wordsmith but apparently she isn't either & she's getting paid for it !!!!!!!!!!!

    What's the Academy of Accelerated Learning & it compares to what? & where does this pedagogue rank relative to the 42%average on the Bell Curve? You need to vet the links you post!!!!!

    In your world it's OK for this person to blubber as it's about herself, but it was not OK for the SotH to blubber about his accomplishments & what he intends to accomplish for the American people. If there is one thing some teachers are accomplished at, it's whining . It's a sad day when they chose to quote this individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    That is just one teacher that was interviewed. Scott Walker's cutting teacher benefits is what is causing these teachers to retire. Some School districts have 2 to 3 times the normal amount of teachers retiring. And what I meant when I said it about the kids is that Governor Walker plan is going to tear the school system apart in Wisconsin. Between the number of teachers retiring and and 980 million dollars less for the schools to operate on the school systems will fail.
    As hanging chads go, you are far too intelligent for this board. Obviously you have solved ALL the debt problems in your state, so now you feel compelled to do the same for Wisconsin. How grandiose of you.

    Let's all remind ourselves that we need that daily dose of socialism from Roger and his sources, or we might forget how incredibly broke the system is. Enablers like Roger and his clan will constantly fight for what his messiah believes in, and will continue to enjoy watching this nation crumble at the spendthrifts running the Senate and WH. Just brilliant.

    As that ignoramus Einstein stated, the major difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.

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    retired teachers can't go on strike for more money- no down side there! And demanding that they pay a bigger share for their benefits is the same thing those of us in other jobs have had to do. I know teachers work hard, I don't dispute that, but the benefit package the Wis, teahcers have and the RESULTS the taxpayers of Wis are getting is in direct opposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    As hanging chads go, you are far too intelligent for this board. Obviously you have solved ALL the debt problems in your state, so now you feel compelled to do the same for Wisconsin. How grandiose of you.

    Let's all remind ourselves that we need that daily dose of socialism from Roger and his sources, or we might forget how incredibly broke the system is. Enablers like Roger and his clan will constantly fight for what his messiah believes in, and will continue to enjoy watching this nation crumble at the spendthrifts running the Senate and WH. Just brilliant.

    As that ignoramus Einstein stated, the major difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.

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    At least the sources that I quote are legimitate ones coming from news articles. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still have alot of relatives still living and working there. You do not see me commenting on anything going on in South Dakota or Tennessee do you????????????

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