Oil, gas boom makes some Texas school...

Oil, gas boom makes some Texas school districts rich but uneasy

There are 13 comments on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal story from Sep 10, 2012, titled Oil, gas boom makes some Texas school districts rich but uneasy. In it, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that:

School districts can get rich just as fast as the people in the oil bidness, and the poor-to-rich whiplash can have some weird aftereffects.

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mr wow

Uvalde, TX

#1 Sep 10, 2012
U know what if they have all the money why are we still having to make n give money for them to go on trips not student but the teachers um yea what else is goin on keep the info comin for ppl like on bed rest n cant b out their
soo

United States

#2 Sep 10, 2012
If this school is a rich school district now, why don't they pay the teachers a better salary instead of just 5% increase. I hope the kids don't have to sell all those junkie things for their trip money.
mr wow

Uvalde, TX

#3 Sep 10, 2012
soo wrote:
If this school is a rich school district now, why don't they pay the teachers a better salary instead of just 5% increase. I hope the kids don't have to sell all those junkie things for their trip money.
i wish i can get a 5%more in my job yea well im bakeing cookies so my kid can goto florida i mean its cool i guess bur the theacher want the money right away just dont know im a man n still doin this workin in the oilfield for 9 an hr yea an 5% would b great for me!!

“im just playing with your mind”

Since: Aug 08

cotulla

#4 Sep 24, 2012
mr wow wrote:
<quoted text>i wish i can get a 5%more in my job yea well im bakeing cookies so my kid can goto florida i mean its cool i guess bur the theacher want the money right away just dont know im a man n still doin this workin in the oilfield for 9 an hr yea an 5% would b great for me!!
Education Should always come first And getting good qualified Teachers means paying for good qualified teacher. Without teachers there's no lawyers no doctors No judges no presidents. In my opinion a teachers pay Should be a minimum of $70,000 a year for preschool through middle school and $80,000 a year for junior high and high school. I bet that alone would produce beyond average students. Or we can pay teachers $30,000 a year and produce oilfield workers the kind these oil companies want.
lseriousllyss

Uvalde, TX

#5 Sep 30, 2012
boybutter wrote:
<quoted text> Education Should always come first And getting good qualified Teachers means paying for good qualified teacher. Without teachers there's no lawyers no doctors No judges no presidents. In my opinion a teachers pay Should be a minimum of $70,000 a year for preschool through middle school and $80,000 a year for junior high and high school. I bet that alone would produce beyond average students. Or we can pay teachers $30,000 a year and produce oilfield workers the kind these oil companies want.
were do i go sign sign me up
Yugoslav

United States

#6 Sep 30, 2012
UVB
Resident

San Antonio, TX

#7 Sep 30, 2012
Teachers did NOT get 5% raise, only aides, custodians and bus drivers.....teachers are the only ones that never get a raise. Yet most of them are paying higher taxes on homes.
And higher prices on gas, food, etc. Teachers are expected to do more but never get paid more......richest school district, but lowest paying school district.
manfred

San Antonio, TX

#8 Sep 30, 2012
I don't think teacherd should get squat! All they do is brainwash kids and prepare them for that stupid TAKS test. They really never teach them anything!

Since: Mar 12

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#9 Oct 4, 2012
manfred wrote:
I don't think teacherd should get squat! All they do is brainwash kids and prepare them for that stupid TAKS test. They really never teach them anything!
you are as stupid as they come. If it wasn't for a teacher you wouldn't be able to even type the ignorance that you typed. Teachers should be paid well. just like we expect them to do a good job teaching our children teachers should expect good paid for doing it.

Folks please excuses me if I sound a little sensitive when it comes to teachers but I have alot of respect for the education field and without a teacher you wouldn't be able to read my opinion.let make it teacher Appreciation Day and thank a teacher if you consider yourself educated.
manfred

San Antonio, TX

#10 Oct 4, 2012
The school districts are all run by socialists and brainwashed government drones! They don't even teach the three R's anymore!
student

San Antonio, TX

#11 Oct 10, 2012
Some teachers dont care they even say it themselves (im only here for my paycheck) you can thank your government for that
brenda

New Braunfels, TX

#12 Apr 16, 2013
hi
CHS

Pearsall, TX

#13 Apr 17, 2013
brenda wrote:
hi
I think that Dr Seals guy gave himself a raise and forgot about everyone else!!

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