Thursday, February 09, 2006

For the Love of Money

You have to love the NEA and AEA. This is a union that has the mantra that to get good teachers and keep them, you have to pay them the money to keep them.

If this is true, then why is it that private school teachers who get paid less, do a great job in teaching.

Is the union going to blame the parents and the kids in public school for the poor reading and writing skills or are they going to accept blame for the policies they seek that keep tenured teachers on the job and they can't teach.

Teaching is a profession that you do from the heart, not the wallet.

As I said before, the NEA needs to put its money where its mouth is. Instead of spending money on political action committees that many of their members may not agree with, they need to contribute to their members health care or cut back on union dues.

Let the NEA cut back on all of those administrative salaries and positions.

Think the NEA/AEA will do that. Hell no.

In an Anchorage Daily News article we find what the NEA/AEA thinks a "quality" teacher should get.

Now when you read below,keep in mind, this is a starting teacher who may be just out of college and is twenty years old and has no experience what-so-ever in teaching.

The union's offer has much larger raises, with a new teacher starting at $47,030 in the contract's third year.
It gets even better.......................

Health insurance was a serious roadblock during last year's negotiations. The union wants the district to pay 90 percent of its members' health insurance premiums over the next three years.

Like I said, the NEA/AEA, needs to put up or shut up.

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