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Our Governor wants teachers to work without pay during the end of the school year to save money, yet he won't dip into the reserve funds (which have millions upon millions put away for a crisis like this)...he also said that he will take a 5% cut in his pay for the year...well, I did the math and I'll let you be the judge :)
Kulongoski wages: 93,600.00 annually, less 5% that he is willing to shave off (That comes to $4680 less per year) now divide $4680 by 12, that equals a whole whopping $390 per month. OMG!!! What a pay cut! ha ha
Now look at it this way: $93,600 minus $4680 equals $88,920 divide by 12 and you get his monthly salary of $7410.00 (which is double what most teachers bring home) roughly before taxes. And he wants teachers to work a few days for free...
How about he takes days without pay or better yet, why isn't he asking these Superintendents/Principals to take days without pay or a pay cut!!! The average pay of a Superintendent is 100,000+ and a Principal makes 80,000+...an average teacher salary dependent on experience 50,000(+/-) again, you do the math! Why does it always have to be the teachers....why not the upper management of education?
WE seriously need to figure out what we are going to do! Schools whether people want to believe it or not are in major crisis. Districts are going to be cutting teachers, programs, special education, ELL programs, etc. Basically, teachers are going to be teaching with probably 30 + kids in one classroom with no help from aids, specialist, etc. Is that how you want your child to learn?
Please write our state legislature, our PRESIDENT (whom in my opinion is not doing what he said he is going to do-regardless of how short he has been in office)---he gave the auto dealers and banks millions upon millions of money that should have went to education, not to mention 50+ millions of dollars towards the digital upgrade coupons. I'm not saying Obama isn't doing his job, but why should education suffer because the CEO's are horrible and greedy people. We shouldn't be bailing them out...again...my opinion!!!
Sorry for my rant but I'm very passionate about education. It's probably because I see how it will affect our kids. I don't want our future generations growing up without the proper tools for them to succeed! And unfortunately, they are!
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