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School district in Rhode Island okays firing all teachers
Great news! The Board of Trustees for Central High School has approved the plan to fire all the teachers following their rejection of an improvement plan.
The vote came after weeks of debate on how school Superintendent Frances Gallo believed the school, one of the poorest performing in the state, could be improved.

Gallo announced earlier this month that she would have no choice but to propose firing all the teachers after the Central Falls Teachers Union refused to accept her improvement plan.

The teacher's union shot itself in the foot by responding to a proposal to reimburse teachers for part of their summer work at a rate of $30/hour (equivalent to $60K a year) with a demand for $90/hour ($180K a year), among other things. I'm thinking the teachers are going to vote for new leadership real soon now.

Hmmm...I wonder how much it would cost to move to Rhode Island? I wouldn't mind teaching there at a 50% higher pay rate than the local one...even if I do have to give up living in Ohio. :D

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izuko From: izuko Date: February 24th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
Standby for lawsuits in five... four...
snippy From: snippy Date: February 24th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
I've been proposing this solution to the public employee retirement plan problem for years.
schpydurx From: schpydurx Date: February 24th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
Remember when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers? This is just more of the same.
tomcatshanger From: tomcatshanger Date: February 24th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
If they aren't teachers, how can they be a part of the union?
kierthos From: kierthos Date: February 24th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
They're still teachers. They just don't work for the school any more. If you were part of the union before you were fired, you are still part of the union until and unless your membership lapses (usually through non-payment of union dues).
schpydurx From: schpydurx Date: February 24th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
I love the smell of defeated Liberals in the morning.
lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: February 24th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
As BOR might say, Frances Gallo is a patriot.
kc_anathema From: kc_anathema Date: February 25th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC) (Link to this entry)

I'll take $60K for summer school!

Oh wow. I had heard that they refused to stay for extra time each day. Not being willing to work some of the summer for that much an hour because they wanted triple the amount is absolutely insane. If they offered that much to the teachers down here where I live, there would be fights in the parking lot over who got to teach summer school. Then again, we're not in 50% failure either.
reality_hammer From: reality_hammer Date: February 25th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC) (Link to this entry)

Re: I'll take $60K for summer school!

I think we'll see the same slow death of union schools that we saw for union car plants in this country. Overpriced labor isn't good for anyone except the union bosses and the very few people who benefit from being paid too much.
luprand From: luprand Date: March 7th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC) (Link to this entry)
But Ohio is a land of death, depression, PTSD, and ironically tragic injuries and medical conditions! Funky Winkerbean says it, so it must be true!
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