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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

the truth about teachers and schools

so this email with this attachment
appeared anonymously in my email recently

i just wonder who could have sent it

what you should know about public school and teachers

public teachers in texas are not unionized

teachers in private schools dont have to have a degree or be certified
to teach children

all property taxes dont go to schools
you dont complain about fire police texas dot repairs

teachers dont get free insurance or retirement

teachers are not paid for summers
thats a 9 month salary spread over 12 months

education reform is not partisan
teachers dont believe one party is more for or against

in texas not every district starts teachers at $50 k
lots of teachers who have been teaching for 20 years
or more have just reached $50 k

teachers in texas have not received a significant raise in years
not since george bush was governor

retired teachers are not allowed to take social security
have not received a cost of living in over 18 years

teacher retirement=20% from teachers 20% from the state
and 60% from investments
not from tax payers

teachers spend way too much time testing

testing was installed by politicians you voted for
this was not an idea from teachers or administration

so when people say teachers are socialists remind them that
teachers do the job tasked to them by politicians

legislators retirement is based off a state judges salary and
increases over time often in excess of $100k/yr

schools and stadiums being built are out of control
but are not paid for by state dollars
bond elections and choices of community decides on these upgrades

there is nearly $10 billion in the rainy day fund that could cover most
of these pressing issues
$1 billion would fix education

districts will have to run this year with a budget equivalent to a
budget from 1995 with higher expectations

teachers plan to block vote and remove those against public education

wont you join them

probably a lot of this pertains to most other states in the united states

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Love. I appreciate your writing and ideas so much. You are a jewel to us teachers.