School Committee OKs new contract

School Committee OKs new contract

There are 27 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Dec 16, 2010, titled School Committee OKs new contract. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

The School Committee swiftly inked two three-year contract agreements with district administrators and a new superintendent, but negotiations with the teachers' union remain at a standstill.

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no more union looting

Dracut, MA

#21 Dec 17, 2010
Tired of mudslinging wrote:
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What really bothers me is that you and all of the other teacher's who post here refuse to answer the question of how the town will pay for raises.
I've been posting here for almost a year and haven't seen any/many do so either....mmmmmm, wonder why that is??(not one of these Einstein "educators" can make an intelligent argument? or is an intelligent argument not to be made for an unintelligent policy?)

This is part and parcel of the Democratic party, "always on the offense," take-no-prisoners style of smashmouth politics.

The implications are obvious: They will "like it" and we (taxpayers) will "lump it" (in a childish formulation they might understand)
Libertarian

Bedford, MA

#22 Dec 17, 2010
EXCUSE ME BUT: When are the TAXPAYERS getting their cost of living increase automatically from their employers? Some have not been compensated for over 4+ years, what makes teachers so special?
Roger Roth

Pinckney, MI

#23 Dec 18, 2010
The simple solution is for the federal government to stop spending gargantuan sums of money on waste, tax considerations/cuts for the rich, subsidies, earmarks, and, above all, illegal, trumped up wars that benefit our MIC (did I mention personal and corporate wealth on re-election campaigns?) and redirect that gargantuan sum toward giving American teachers what they deserve to earn for what they contribute to making America an otherwise great nation--a $375K/yr salary with liberal benefits, including a summer home on the beach for R&R, and a new Chevy Volt or a Mercedes, their choice. Were that to happen--and it will someday, just like single-payer will happen, because they're both the right thing to do--all those smart people out there who really understand teaching and learning and kids and public schools, will flock to get their teaching certificates and join the union. A win-win for the nation!

Better hurry, the Teacher Gravy Train is about to leave the station!

God Bless America, Merry Christmas, Good Night and Good Luck!
no more union looting

Dracut, MA

#24 Dec 18, 2010
Roger Roth wrote:
The simple solution is for the federal government to stop spending gargantuan sums of money on waste, tax considerations/cuts for the rich, subsidies, earmarks, and, above all, illegal, trumped up wars that benefit our MIC (did I mention personal and corporate wealth on re-election campaigns?) and redirect that gargantuan sum toward giving American teachers what they deserve to earn for what they contribute to making America an otherwise great nation--a $375K/yr salary with liberal benefits, including a summer home on the beach for R&R, and a new Chevy Volt or a Mercedes, their choice. Were that to happen--and it will someday, just like single-payer will happen, because they're both the right thing to do--all those smart people out there who really understand teaching and learning and kids and public schools, will flock to get their teaching certificates and join the union. A win-win for the nation!
Better hurry, the Teacher Gravy Train is about to leave the station!
God Bless America, Merry Christmas, Good Night and Good Luck!
TROLL. Go away. This is a local area story and blog.
Roger Roth

Pinckney, MI

#25 Dec 18, 2010
no more union looting says (to me, of all people)"TROLL. Go away. This is a local area story and blog."

I was only trying to help. Thanks for educating me. I had no idea there were geographic restrictions on who can and cannot contribute to an internet discussion.

You seem like a really nice person--with some minor issues.

You should try to keep conversations civil and constructive. Name calling is not constructive. People are apt to believe that what you have to contribute to a conversation is of no value if, ultimately, you resort to name calling.

We have a serious problem here we're trying to solve and, for sure, name calling will not contribute to finding a solution.

Additionally, limiting contributions to only those in the immediate geographic area could limit the scope and numbers of ideas and that would not be good. Clearly, this problem is bigger than the Lowell area and I, as a citizen of this country and the world--and a former long-time citizen of your area--would invite anyone and everyone who can make a valuable contribution to help solve this problem to do so.

And I invite and welcome you to do the same.
no more union looting

Dracut, MA

#26 Dec 18, 2010
Roger Roth wrote:
no more union looting says (to me, of all people)"TROLL. Go away. This is a local area story and blog."
I was only trying to help. Thanks for educating me. I had no idea there were geographic restrictions on who can and cannot contribute to an internet discussion.
You seem like a really nice person--with some minor issues.
You should try to keep conversations civil and constructive. Name calling is not constructive. People are apt to believe that what you have to contribute to a conversation is of no value if, ultimately, you resort to name calling.
We have a serious problem here we're trying to solve and, for sure, name calling will not contribute to finding a solution.
Additionally, limiting contributions to only those in the immediate geographic area could limit the scope and numbers of ideas and that would not be good. Clearly, this problem is bigger than the Lowell area and I, as a citizen of this country and the world--and a former long-time citizen of your area--would invite anyone and everyone who can make a valuable contribution to help solve this problem to do so.
And I invite and welcome you to do the same.
Your post was about the federal govt. but this is a discussion about a local school committee

it was completely irrelevant

you should seek out Roger Anderson for such discussions (or, talk to yourself)
Agreed

Chelmsford, MA

#27 Jan 18, 2011
My sentiments exactly.
one more dolt wrote:
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So everyone excluding yourself is a dolt? You've got the whole world figured out huh? You're so smart you must be the envy of everyone who knows you. So tell us, why do you spend all your time posting here? I would think that someone of your intelligence would have a more significant sphere of influence than a local message board.

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