Progress in Altamont Contract Talks

Sep 13, 2008 Full story:

Some progress was seen during a Friday night bargaining session involving representatives of the Altamont Board of Education and the Altamont Education Association.

The bargainers reached agreement on the issue of scheduling, a major point of contention. The Altamont district has been utilizing block scheduling at the junior high and high school. The teachers had sought a return to traditional scheduling. No details on the agreement on scheduling were mentioned in a post on the Altamont School District website this morning.

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“Argh, Shiver me Timbers”

Since: Sep 08

Locust Grove, VA

#1 Sep 13, 2008
I just don't get it, when you agree to be a teacher you know you are off during the summer, and you get your check's once a month, and that it pays nothing. But that shouldn't be why you teach, you should teach because it is something you enjoy, and like helping students learn. Teachers have lost touch and are jealous that their counter-parts in society went to school for the same amount of time and are now engineers, nurses, x-ray technicians, police officers, etc and probably make double the pay they do.

Wake up you teachers, this horse is going to die sometime, and we are not going to need teachers, computers can replace your complaining butts anytime!

I think this state needs to look at making striking ILLEGAL for teachers. I want to see one teacher come to this comments area and post a logical reason why you need more money and less hours and all that crap. You can not say ever that a strike benefits the students, and it sure is not going to benefit you, as you don't get paid if you don't work. The railroads cannot strike, the police cannot strike, the fire department cannot strike. Why? You ask. Becaus they are vital to our economy and to keeping things in order. Why should teachers be allowed to strike? They are vital to supporting education, but I guess if they think they need a few days off, after they just got back from summer vacation so be it. I hope all the teachers have enough time in to hold a job.

Good luck with your crazy wants, what in the world does the scheduling having to do with a strike? These people are just shouting out demands and we cannot just give in to these people because they think they hold the power. If they strike so be it, then go out and get your schools consolidated into one of the other schools close by, and then see how those teachers like it having to drive further to work and not be the head of the hen house anymore.

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