Groveport teachers reject contract offer | The Columbus Dispatch

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The Groveport Madison school board and the teachers union plan to return to the bargaining table after union members overwhelmingly rejected what the board had called its final contract offer.

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GROVEPORT IS FULL OF BS THEY CAN MAKE NEW POSITIONS AT A.O BUT CANT AND WONT PAY THERE TEACHERS WHAT THEY DESEVER AND OTHER SUPPORTED STAFF MEMBERS
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They should be happy they have a job . what more do they want. they have all this time off plus all summer. the insurance benefits are wonderful. their contribution is not much at all. much better than state jobs. some of the teachers do not work much anyway. always taking sick or personal days.
They should also be ashamed of themselves. the way some of them dress & stand in front of children & expect them to have respect. some of those women & men dress really badly. They should look at themselves in the mirror before leaving home. the bus drivers dress better than they do. they look dirty. tennis shoes. sweat pants, and jeans frayed draging on the floor. They should not be allowed to wear sweats nor jeans to teach. no pride in themselves as teacher/mentor.
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These indolent teachers and teacher's unions cupidity have been bringing down the American education system for years. "Waiting for Superman" needs to be a movie every parent should watch for these indolent teachers. America needs to learn the Singapore system of teaching and other countries to see how they do things now. The indolent and inept teachers constantly whine about their salaries whether there is a RECESSION or noRECESSION. Teachers get paid fairly well for only working SEVEN months out of the year and all the ludricious breaks and holidays they have each school year. Do these teachers even work five days a week anymore? My child comes home constantly with parent teacher conferences and these lazy teachers need to have a day off to put grades on a grade card. Teachers constantly complain about the hours which they only work which is like six hours a day. Study hall and lunch do not count for me teachers. America will be dead last in math and science in the next years. Teacher unions need to be broken up and this teachers need to be held accountable for their job. around teaching our kids absolutley nothing. Teachers are wussies and our children and our government are starting to make our country weak. The only jobs these children will have is working at Walmart, Target or McDonald's or some other menial job.

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GROVEPORT IS FULL OF BS THEY CAN MAKE NEW POSITIONS AT A.O BUT CANT AND WONT PAY THERE TEACHERS WHAT THEY DESEVER AND OTHER SUPPORTED STAFF MEMBERS
Doesn't California have enough problems for you to be "concerned" about?
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GROVEPORT IS FULL OF BS THEY CAN MAKE NEW POSITIONS AT A.O BUT CANT AND WONT PAY THERE TEACHERS WHAT THEY DESEVER AND OTHER SUPPORTED STAFF MEMBERS
Typical teacher who has never worked a real job for 365 days a year!
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What a bunch of greedy, overpaid, overfed gubment leeches.

God, I'm sick of reading about lazy teachers and the blood sucking unions. What don't YOU understand about this: WE ARE BROKE!!!! We can't keep our houses and you're nitpicking insurance premiums - most of us can't even afford what WE have!!!!
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It would be interesting to know what these teachers are paid now, how much they contribute to health insurance and retirement, etc., especially as compared with other area school districts.
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concerned wrote:
GROVEPORT IS FULL OF BS THEY CAN MAKE NEW POSITIONS AT A.O BUT CANT AND WONT PAY THERE TEACHERS WHAT THEY DESEVER AND OTHER SUPPORTED STAFF MEMBERS
LMAO - SSDD - Same story since 1973.

Aren't you ashamed? You've now fallen behind HAMILTON LOCAL SCHOOLS?

LOSERS!

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...

In his first State of the Schools address, Hamilton Superintendent Chris Lester highlighted the progress made in the past seven years.

Graduation and attendance rates jumped. The rating on the state report card shot from academic watch to excellent. Preschool and all-day kindergarten programs were added.

And all of that was done without raising local taxes to pay for operations.

"No other district in central Ohio can claim that they have operated their schools for 17 years with no additional new operational levies or new money," Lester told 80 students, administrators, community leaders and alumni who attended Friday's presentation. "We're very proud of that."
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Has the government ever done anything well including and especially education . Privatize the schools and get the feds and state out of it or it will be a fail just like everything they touch .
Enzyte Bob

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buckeye bopperman wrote:
Has the government ever done anything well including and especially education . Privatize the schools and get the feds and state out of it or it will be a fail just like everything they touch .
As much as I like bashing the government, blacks and unions, I have to say that isn't exactly fair. All districts, even Columbus, have their share of good students and good schools. Believe it or not, even the Columbus schools (yes, Columbus government schools) in northwest Columbus are pretty highly rated in terms of achievement. When it comes to performance, the big issue is going to be what kind of background you come from, work/study habits and genetics.

One factor nobody likes to talk about is genetics. If you have the ability to do well in school, you are generally going to have better economic prospects and that will usually get you in better neighborhoods, which in turn, create better school districts. If you aren't as lucky genetically, you are going to end up in a poorer area and likewise the school's performance will also be negatively impacted.

The school can only do so much.
OEA is killing schools

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Listen. You teachers have a job because of the public and taxes that support you.
If you cannot accept a reasonable offer you will lose the support of taxpayers and parents.
Be happy you have a job.
And BTW the OEA and NEA are the biggest reason our schools suck.

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Get rid of the teachers and their union. Scabs all around. You stupid educators are pricing yourselves out of a job. There is no money to give you. You will have to work during your months off in the summer.
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Concerned Citizen wrote:
What a bunch of greedy, overpaid, overfed gubment leeches.
God, I'm sick of reading about lazy teachers and the blood sucking unions. What don't YOU understand about this: WE ARE BROKE!!!! We can't keep our houses and you're nitpicking insurance premiums - most of us can't even afford what WE have!!!!
Why not? HUD homes aren't expensive....
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Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Hey, Hey, goodbye.. Listen to your new leader - get on the bus or get run over...
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wow just wow

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They should be happy they have a job . what more do they want. they have all this time off plus all summellr. the insurance benefits are wonderful. their contribution is not much at all. much better than state jobs. some of the teachers do not work much anyway. always taking sick or personal days.
They should also be ashamed of themselves. the way some of them dress & stand in front of children & expect them to have respect. some of those women & men dress really badly. They should look at themselves in the mirror before leaving home. the bus drivers dress better than they do. they look dirty. tennis shoes. sweat pants, and jeans frayed draging on the floor. They should not be allowed to wear sweats nor jeans to teach. no pride in themselves as teacher/mentor.
I am going out on a limb here and say you probably send you kids to school with their pants on the ground and showing off the newest Michael Jordans huh??
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The Ohio Supreme Court declared the way Ohio schools are funded UNCONSTITUTIONAL more than ten years ago. But here we are -- still with the same school funding system on the backs of the property owners who are on their backs in this recession.

The people are broke. The schools are broke. And the state legislature is useless when it comes to fixing this problem.

With all props to the teachers, who I think do have a tough job, its time to recognize that the school system we have, hello, doesn't work anymore.

I say keep voting down all school levies. Maybe then a lightbulb will go on in the Statehouse and force the politicians to change the way schools and teachers salaries are funded.

Meanwhile, Go Charter Schools!
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It amazes me to listen to uneducated people talk on these posts!!! Teachers all across America work many hours, days and nights, educating the youth of today. It is a very difficult job, and many of us go to school for many years and end up with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Yes, we get summers off. However, our summers are filled with professional development, college classes and meeting to plan for the upcoming year. If YOU think that you can do better, then step up and volunteer and get into the neighborhood schools. You will see that we work longer than 6 hours a day and some of us work more than 9 hours. We do not have a 9 to 5 job that when we leave we are done! We work from 8-4 (or longer in the evening) and then bring home a bag of work to do at night.

If you are so unhappy with our education here in America, then move to China or Japan. FYI, you better make sure your child is very smart, because you see, those countries only educate the top 25% or so of their children and get them ready for college. The rest who do not make the grade, they teach them a trade and NO college for them.

We have rights in America, one being the Right to a FREE education, and if it were not for educators like myself and many others that would NOT be possible. So, before you go around saying we make to much or we have to many days off, come walk the walk. If it were not for US, you would not have your job (someone had to educate you) and you would not have a doctor when you get sick or a lawyer when needed.

Get behind our teachers and support them. There are to many odds against us and the fact of the matter is, it takes more than just the teacher to educate our youth. It takes YOU reading with them every night and talking with them!!!!!!
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ita a shame its all about money. the teachers and staff dont care about education and what is best for the students .
its all about who gets to the bar first .
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If you are a graduate of the Groveport School System, considering the way that you butcher the English Language, then they definitely failed to do their job.
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The Ohio Supreme Court declared the way Ohio schools are funded UNCONSTITUTIONAL more than ten years ago. But here we are -- still with the same school funding system on the backs of the property owners who are on their backs in this recession.
The people are broke. The schools are broke. And the state legislature is useless when it comes to fixing this problem.
Who cares what the Supreme Court says? You people act like they are high priests handing down the word of God. They are nothing but a bunch of lawyers making proclamations from their ivory tower. Ohio is the 7th-highest taxed state in the nation. We have no more money for schools! DeRolph is an example of that Court going where it had no business going.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/336...

Rank of Ohio among the 50 states in per capita taxation, state and local:

Jim Rhodes
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George RINOvich
1991 - 29th
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Bob Graft
1999 - 16th
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Strickland
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