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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 03:18 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 03:18 PM
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CTA Stands in Solidarity with Calaveras Teachers

Burlingame, CA...California Teachers Association President Eric Heins issued the following statement today in support of the Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association’s strike over unresolved disputes concerning class sizes, school safety issues and professional pay.



“All students, regardless of ZIP code, deserve a quality education taught by highly qualified teachers, and that is especially true for our rural students. Students who live in remote areas deserve excellent teachers. Along with the 325,000 educators from all communities in California, we proudly stand united with the courageous teachers of Calaveras. This fight is about providing students with class sizes that allow them to learn and thrive, safe schools, and the ability to attract and retain the best teachers for Calaveras students. We encourage Calaveras Unified School District Superintendent Mark Campbell to do his homework, like Calaveras teachers did, and realize CUSD can afford the Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association’s proposal that puts resources into the classroom where students have the opportunity to succeed.

“We urge the district to keep its promise to the students of Calaveras County and settle the contract with their teachers.”

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 15:22:54   By: Anonymous
 
I think I just threw up a little

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    Re: merit system of raises
    Posted on: 2017-10-20 16:08:25   By: Anonymous
     
    i'll bet if they went by the merit system to give raises yearly none of these or other teachers would pass because the merit system would require their classes and students to hold a B+ average each quarter. how many teachers do you sincerely think would get raises then? ya think about it. other venues in the working world use the merit system so why not teachers.

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      Re: merit system of raises
      Posted on: 2017-10-20 16:11:19   By: Anonymous
       
      How about we hold all dentists and doctors responsible for all the bad choices their patients make and pay them accordingly.

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        Re: merit system of raises
        Posted on: 2017-10-20 16:18:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Pull the bong out of your arse and look around.

        Bad doctors lose patients, get bad ratings, and secure few new patients, and are finally dropped by the hospital networks.

        Most of the worst eventually go out of private practice.

        Others get sued for malpractice, enough losses and eventually, no firm will write them insurance policies.

        The worst of the worst lose their license or end up in jail.

        Let's bring these checks and balances to teachers. Bring it on!

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      Re: merit system of raises
      Posted on: 2017-10-20 18:06:05   By: Anonymous
       
      like it. teachers think they are so entitled. that is a liberal mind set. if you want a raise prove you are worth that raise.

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        Re: merit system of raises
        Posted on: 2017-10-20 21:28:57   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes, that's it! Make teaching a commission paid business. No Einsteins, no Valedictorians? NO PAY CHECK!



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        Re: merit system of raises
        Posted on: 2017-10-22 05:19:24   By: Anonymous
         

        I just learned how to use the Caps Lock on my keyboard too. If you want to come over to my house after my kindergarten class, I can show you how to use it.

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      Re: merit system of raises
      Posted on: 2017-10-22 04:53:05   By: Anonymous
       
      "i'll bet if they"
      You didn't pay attention in class, did you?
      You're betting? In other words, you're clueless, because you... do...not...know and you're (an) ASS u me ing.



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      Re: merit system of raises
      Posted on: 2017-10-22 04:57:13   By: Anonymous
       
      I doubt you ever received a B+ in school.
      So what happens when a teacher has one like you for a student?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 16:12:16   By: Anonymous
 
Screw the union, break the strike.

Pay for results. Ditch the imconfidents and the burn outs.

Clean house now, then let the bottom 5% go each year.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-20 16:25:24   By: Anonymous
     


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 17:04:20   By: Anonymous
 
Did you notice that even her statement was arrogant? Students regardless of zip code? So because we live in a rural area we should feel lucky to have their union represent our teachers?

And you wonder why the biggest threat to public education in homeschooling

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 17:55:55   By: Anonymous
 
I like how they say it's for the students but then they don't show up and teach the students. Guess it's time to get rid of those useless classes like art and music and special education so they can give the teaches a raise and cut class size. They knew what they were getting into when they started working as teachers in a rural area. If they want more money they could move to a rich area that can afford what they want, oh but that means they don't get to work in gods country. It's all a life choice, stop taking it out on the kids. Pull your heads out, be glad you have jobs and get back to teaching the students. The other option is find a new career.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-20 20:20:03   By: Anonymous
     


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      Posted on: 2017-10-20 22:32:19   By: Anonymous
       
      I know the teachers who don't think they make enough money can become contractors and move to Sonoma and rebuild houses.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-20 23:15:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey brotard...you obviously do not have a clue. There is no music, sports, or art in elemtary anymore...the board cut it the year Mr. Campbell’s youngest daughter left elementary school...you know...budget issues and all. High school has ceramics and photo...no art class, no engineering, no video production, no choir... can’t really cut programs and provide cost of living to retain quality teachers or any teachers for that matter. There will and should be be a mass exodus of experienced, engaged and fabulous teachers at the end of the year. Then the district can get back to it’s policy of hiring uncredentialed teachers and fast racking them through credentialing programs to pay them $26K a year. Just to save a buck on our children’s backs.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-22 05:21:14   By: Anonymous
     
    Or move to the VUSD

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budget
Posted on: 2017-10-20 20:49:23   By: Anonymous
 
What happened to all the talk in previous years about closing either RR Flat or West Point Elementary due to declining enrollment to save the district money. The district was in the red back then. Now they have money? What got cut to put the budget back in the black?

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Teachers strike
Posted on: 2017-10-20 21:30:22   By: Anonymous
 
I usually don't read comments because they are so stupid. These are no different.! Our daughter has been teaching 12 years, not in this district. She spends way too much of her own money,time,and effort that she doesn't get reimbursed for. I would ask all of you naysayers to go spend one day in a class of 25 plus kids and see what really goes on. Then say teachers don't deserve the puny raise they are asking for. Maybe then you will bite your stupid tongues.z

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    Re: Teachers strike
    Posted on: 2017-10-22 05:50:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks for your experienced input, and you daughters dedication in her work. It seems the ones speaking out against the teachers may of been home schooled. I'm sure they're good at weed whacking, trimming trees, changing their oil and manual labor, but I think I'd like my kids education to go a little further then working the tools of ignorance.Don't get me wrong, we need people like you who empty Porta Potties, clear the land around our homes, Gardeners, Tree Trimmers, McDonald workers, Stock Boys, but we also need Dr's, Engineers, Airline Pilots, Nuclear Physics, Business Managers, Certified Plumbers and Contractors, CPA's, Teachers, Nurses, College Professors, the list goes on and on for qualified people with an education. Those with an education will go further in this world then the uneducated, and probably live a more productive life.
    In other words, you need qualified teachers, to...ready?...Teach... so OUR children can learn.
    These days, it's an education, or your kids are doomed.
    I think most decent parents would want their children to be successful, the right step is qualified teachers.
    Glad my kids don't go to your district, seems only the teachers care.

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Re:
Posted on: 2017-10-20 22:32:21   By: Anonymous
 
Hey brotard...you obviously do not have a clue. There is no music, sports, or art in elemtary anymore...the board cut it the year Mr. Campbell’s youngest daughter left elementary school...you know...budget issues and all. High school has ceramics and photo...no art class, no engineering, no video production, no choir... can’t really cut programs and provide cost of living to retain quality teachers or any teachers for that matter. There will and should be be a mass exodus of experienced, engaged and fabulous teachers at the end of the year. Then the district can get back to it’s policy of hiring uncredentialed teachers and fast racking them through credentialing programs to pay them $26K a year. Just to save a buck on our children’s backs.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-10-21 04:59:02   By: Anonymous
     
    We are blessed withe some great teachers that really care about their students. The real issue is the CTA. They want teachers to strike. What an example for kids? If you don't get what you want in life just stomp your feet and suit. As the Orange one says "Sad"

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