Monday, February 09, 2009

The teachers' union contract

The Sunday Rep-Am discussed the teachers' union contract that was recently approved:

Florio told the Board of Education last month that the administration has been in contact with the Education Association of Cheshire over possibly opening up the contract.

At a public hearing last week, at least two parents called for the union to renegotiate.

Here's the "grid" of salaries for next year:I'm pretty sure this grid excludes any of the stipends, such as those for coaching sports or other extracurricular activities, i.e. yearbook.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

The simple fact of the matter is if they don't renegotiate the contract, many members of their own union will lose their jobs, making their obs even tougher.

In hard times, we all need to make concessions!

Anonymous said...

Do we know what percent their medical went up?

Anonymous said...

These people are totally overpaid.
180 days of work a year, fixed automatic raises and step increases without any performance requirements or increases in productivity, tenure, extra pay for any additional responsibility, outstanding health care, exceptional retirement program and more perks.

We should be looking at outsourcing both the administration and teaching.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we're just lucky, but my children have had such fantastic teachers at Darcey and Highland. They really seem to care about the kids. Not to stir the pot, but I wonder if people would be so quick to say teachers are overpaid if there were more men in the profession.

Anonymous said...

Teachers work 280 days according to the school year, but they work long days and in fct work longer than the 180 days. They spend at least a month before school starts doign prep work. Further most teachers I know spend around $1000 a year out of their own pocket on supplies. Enough blaming the teachers for the budget issues.

Anonymous said...

Outsourcing it to who? Do some research on private enterprises that have taken over school districts.

or...Let's ask for volunteers! Especially ones that are not professional educators. These people have at least a masters degree and many have much more than that including doctorates.

If it is that great of a deal, universities would be flooding the market with qualified teachers right?

Do yourself a favor and ask to visit a school for a day and see how "overpaid" people spend their workday.