Tough year for public education
Original post made on Jan 2, 2011
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on Jan 2, 2011 at 8:27 am
Can someone please explain to me how a 4.5% raise/bonus during a recession, with massive state budget deficit/cuts, was a GOOD MOVE by Craig Goldman in the MVW elementary school district?? Seems like it is draining money from programs and class size reduction; GATE would be completely gone if parents didn't step up, etc. How is this helping?? And did the staff, admin, and teachers NEED a raise when the inflation rate is 1.2% per year? I didn't get one! Haven't in 5 years! Anyone else??
on Jan 2, 2011 at 9:36 am
It makes me a bit sad that California is not making education more of a priority. California now ranks number 48 in the US in terms of how many dollars are given to schools. I believe Mississippi is even above California. I do not usually comment on these posts, but think it is important to note that although the teachers are getting a "raise" in Mountain View their benefits are also being adjusted. Not sure that is in actuality going to help teachers or ultimately our kids. Schools are not businesses and should not be equated as such. During better times educational employees did not get the bonuses etc.. that those of us who work in the tech. industry did. For the first time in years the number of teacher applicants to state schools is down, which should be a huge red flag. The future of our children is in education and as a community it should be the utmost of a priority. Not sure how much more the school budgets can be cut?
on Jan 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm
The school board squandered the last five years on that clown Ghysels. Moral is at an all time low and the budget is only going to get worse in the next few years. A raise for teachers was long overdue, otherwise we wouldn't be able to keep the high-quality teachers we have. What I don't understand is the arbitrary bonuses given out to the administrators. Shame on the district office.