Pa. remains national leader in teache...

Pa. remains national leader in teacher strikes

There are 3 comments on the York Dispatch story from Dec 4, 2010, titled Pa. remains national leader in teacher strikes. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Contract negotiations between public school unions and school boards get under way in earnest at this time of year, and it's a process that inevitably raises the prospect of strikes -- something that happens more often in Pennsylvania than in all other states combined.

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Roxbury, PA

#1 Dec 4, 2010
I'll say it again. Police, fire, & teachers unions still go by the BOAT principle (Break Out Another Thousand) when it is negotiation time. All take & no give.

Palmyra, PA

#2 Dec 4, 2010
If we ranked #1 in results for our children's education, this might make sense. Maybe teachers should receive raises based on performance - like the rest of us.
My dad retired in 90s

York, PA

#3 Dec 5, 2010
My father retired in the late 1990's, after 35 years, earning $48,000. He thought that was a graeat salary for a public servant.
He was the last of a great bunch of teachers. He had a Masters Degree, volunteered for years as the Athltelic Director, announced football games for a 'hotdog and a coke'. He put 3-'very different' kids through college. He was the 'MAN' in my family's life. He was pretty close to perfect. We need more teachers like him.

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