teacher's strike  

1playfulgal 39F
7112 posts
10/18/2005 9:45 pm

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teacher's strike

its on its seventh day now...with no end it sight it seems...

I do agree with what they are trying to get...

lower class sizes is an important thing...children need one on one attention...and that just isn't possible with the 30 plus students in the classes now...

I feel sad for the children though missing this much school is going to be hard on them...that is a lot of learning and class time that they are missing...

I can see it from both angles...

and i hope that there is a speedy conclusion to this job action...

lifeisablast333 53M

10/18/2005 11:47 pm

if they were putting the kids first with the class size, it is all lost with no class at all, if they don't like the job, get a new one, but some one teach the kids

rm_willie8one2 70M
573 posts
10/19/2005 6:02 am

My deceased wife was a teacher for many years until she came down with the disease that took her. She always had a problem with the teachers union here with some of the rules on work they enforce. One time the striking teachers slit the tires and keyed the paint of substitute teachers in the school parking lot while the children were in the playground were they could see the disrespect for other people’s property. Today we wonder why we had rioting here and people’s homes, cars, ambulances, police cars and businesses damaged or destroyed here in Toledo. Some of this is from lessons taught in the past.

rm_1andrew4u2 51M
3 posts
10/20/2005 1:20 am

greetings, hey, you're my first blog ! it is very refreshing to see that you have a stolid interest in these kids . i have no kids of my own, but i tip my glass to you ! i hope something happens for you soon... i hope this finds you well! asta marko n nice pics !

KentUKcouple2 63M/F
2 posts
10/20/2005 1:22 am

We're both teachers and have been for many years ( groan ! ) .. not quite sure waht prompted this thread but I can say that action is only taken when the situation is pretty extreme .. ie physical assault ... A

1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
10/20/2005 11:39 pm


in a way i agree with you...

the children are our future...what kind of future will they have if they can't go to school...


what a sad statment that is...something the same is happening here...the teachers have been legislated back to class and they are not back yet...what does this tell the children...that it is ok to break the law?


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
10/20/2005 11:41 pm


couldn't have put it better my self...



Note to self...keep politics out of any conversation with you...

JudeL5 46M
1550 posts
10/23/2005 3:41 pm

As a parent with three kids in school, the level of under funding has reached absurd levels.... mostly off loaded onto the teachers and parents. I now have to supply photocopy paper for the year for my kids, pay for every field trip, drive them to the field trip, as well as many other supplies which SHOULD be part of normal funding. Parent volunteer crossing guards, PAC committees raising money for the basics (replacing a 20 years old worn out playground, computers etc.).... and all the while the Baby Boomer generation (most of the old farts in government), who took these things for granted, keep giving themselves tax cuts (like increasing the RRSP limits) and sucking up even more medical services as they get older.....

There is a big difference between civil and criminal laws.... protesting a crappy civil law.... I say GO FOR IT.

TopFisher 63M

10/29/2005 3:08 am

It's not a problem of 'underfunding" it's a rproblem of over funding admin!

you want desite a real ecucational system????

give the TEACHERS, and onl;y REAL teachers the money////////

Admin is where the REAL money is today.... Reverse such, and will THEN have smart kids.......

I've more for later...

TopFisher 63M

10/29/2005 3:11 am

If you care at all, go teach yur kids............

Fuck the piers!

Aint a one of them that sign your pay check......

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