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Discussion in 'NY/NJ Off Topic' started by Prazan, Jul 20, 2010.
More power to you...
FYI...Lots if public school teachers are getting laid off... Let's cut the middle class so that the wealthy can get their tax cuts...
you, sir, are terribly uneducated on the subject.
Some districts did agree to a pay freeze... and they still had lay offs.
Some districts DO pay into their healthcare. In fact, my district has it's own insurance company and clinic for only our employees.
As for working 12 months a year... many of us do. A summer job (or all year long 2nd job) is the only way to pay the bills.
About 90% of the bullshit spewing from Christie's mouth about the NJEA and teachers is either twisted truth, omission of facts, or just outright lies.
I <3 Chris Christie.
some, some, some. I'm sure you can find an example to prove just about any point. The fact is everyone is hurting right now.
My father-in-law is a school teacher who has been laid off from 3 different districts over the past 5 years. So he has seen what's going on. Certainly teachers' salaries aren't the only issue. He's seen rooms full of books and paper that were purchased just to use up the budget so it wouldn't get cut. He was told to purchase books for a class when he wasn't even sure what the exact subject would be. We all have to pay for this stuff. If districts were better stewards of their money they wouldn't have to lay as many people off. If the teachers' union gave up a little, fewer people would have to be laid off. But the burden has to be shared. This crap's been going on too long.
I was sipping on my Dom Perignon and nibbling on caviar while sitting on piles of cash when I suddenly realized that YOU ARE LIVING IN LA-LA LAND if you think any of that is true.
My school district has had their budget cut so much that we can't afford textbooks for our students. I have to pray the photocopier doesn't break while I illegally copy from publishers' sample copies so I can provide my students with assignments. We lost two of our classroom assistants due to our budget cuts, so now I don't have back-up when I have to physically restrain students when they attack one another in class. Meanwhile, the school can no longer afford repairs on the building, so we've had to close off certain sections of the building because the roof is collapsing.
And after all this, Christie wants me to accept a pay freeze and pay more into my health insurance. Why doesn't he pour sugar into my gas tank while setting my home on fire at the same time?
Ok, did things change? The free breakfast and lunch was a federal program when I worked in the industry, which was 20 years ago.
The federal government provides the bulk of the funds but requires the state to provide a smaller amount out of state funds. Gov. Christie doesn't want to pay the state portion, so the program would lose federal funding.
Some of them might find other jobs. Others will end up on unemployment, costing the state money for doing nothing. Previously they weren't living off of your back, they were doing a job.
The information that I can find shows that NJSEA will lose between 30 and 40 million. At 40 million that would be $5 per person. So a family of 5 would get a $25 reduction. Need to learn the scale of government expenditures.
A rather unnecessary job.
Yeah, you're right. Educating children is an unnecessary job.
I was talking about NJSEA. Get off your cross and read, will you?
just as bad as what he is planning to do with libraries, supposedly aiming for a 75% funding cut....You'd think we'd want kids to go there to read stuff, get book, or adults who are unemployed to, you know, look for jobs online?
Since this is now the Chris Christie thread instead of the NJSEA is a pile of suck and Zoffinger needs ot be eaten alive by flesh eating crawlers thread, moved to off-topic