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!
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
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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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.
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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.