Comment By Bob L
Here we go again, Teachers think they are more important than people who can not afford to keep paying any more tax increases, they don’t even think about what they are teaching these kids, nothing but GREED.
These teachers need to go back in time when one teacher taught all grades, when I went to school, there were about thirty in the classes and the only ones that got the attention were the ones that were an A and B and some C students got the help, or the wealthy in the community.
Have any of you seen the Disney movie Lemmon Aid Mouth, this is how schools are run today, Sports, and Wealth get the Education that all kids should be getting and class size should not matter.
I don’t get a pay raise or cost of living, so why are they privileged, is it because they are public servants and are entitled to every penny that comes along, bullshit, privatize the school and then lets see what they will end up with.
If a teacher is qualified, than class size should not matter, but the problem today is that teachers are lazy, look at how much home work is sent home every night, and look at how much is done in the class room. And they say kids need to be kids before they have to start looking for work, but with more home work, kids don’t have the time to be a kid.
How about Kids with who are out standing, why can’t they help, and this way it also helps that student excel more by helping other kids that have a harder time under standing, or is it that the teachers only want more money to put more people on the street in home less shelters or their cars.
What has happen to all the Bond money that people passed to support these schools with books, and maintenance, OH that is right it went to give teachers more money, not to where it was needed.
Teachers give Legislature poor grade at Capitol rally
KIRO 7 News
April 27, 2013
OLYMPIA, Wash. —
Teachers from around the state converged on Olympia today to deliver a combination math and social studies lesson to state lawmakers: failing to pass a budget that improves pay for teachers equals poor quality for students.
About a thousand members of the Washington Education Association, including dozens from the Seattle area, spilled across the capitol steps in a sea of red to get the attention of lawmakers who haven’t come to a budget agreement even though the legislative session ends tomorrow.
They want a budget to provide more teachers to reduce class sizes, which they say will let them give their students more attention.
Katharine Testin teaches two French classes at different levels at West Seattle High School – at the same time. She says it’s rewarding, but hard to help each student the way she’d like to.
“Five classes, 30 kids in a class..150 kids over the course of the day… It becomes more and more difficult to get to know each kid,” she said.
And teachers say it’s about time for a raise, too. Lawmakers have put off cost-of-living adjustments for teachers for six years. The president of the Seattle Education Association says that makes it hard to recruit top talent.
“We need to set up an environment so that new folks coming into the profession can have confidence that they can build a career and have a livelihood that can support their families,” said SEA President Jonathan Knapp.
Gov. Jay Inslee cheered on the teachers, saying it’s time to stop asking them to make sacrifices and time to start giving them the tools they need to succeed. He scoffed at GOP refusals to consider ending some tax breaks to raise money for schools.
“There is a right and wrong way to get money into schools and we know that,” Inslee said. “We know we need to choose closing tax breaks and putting money into schools. That is the right way to finance education.”
But it looks as though teachers will have to wait to find out what lawmakers will do. There’s a billion dollar difference between the budgets passed by the House and the Senate. House Democrats want to raise taxes and use it for schools. Senate Republicans say new taxes are a deal breaker. And with the regular session of the Legislature set to end Sunday, it appears a special session is all but a certainty.