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Curious

Fredonia, NY

#1 Apr 1, 2010
I cant believe that a bunch of spoiled overpaid teachers would not give up 1% of a 4% raise to save the jobs of a number of teachers in the school district. The children are the real victims in this whole mess, I hope you all end up with 40 kids in your class, all needing special help, see where that 1% gets you
Teacher hater

Corning, NY

#2 Apr 1, 2010
No they wouldn't do that because they suck. I am not saying all of them but the vast majority suck. You go out to the bars (Pub, Forte, Wine Cellar, Shawbucks) and all they want to do is complain about the wages. They are not even smart enough to figure out that they don't work for 13 weeks of the year. They get the summer, spring, and Christmas breaks off. I didn't even throw in the dumb holidays that happen every month. Then you get the ones who say I bring work home with me. Guess what you should. Lets say class starts everyday at 8:45 and they are the ones shoving the students out of the way at 3:00 to leave. That is only 6 1/4 hours of work each day. I am not including their lunch while the kids are at lunch or the kids gym, art, music, and library that they drop them off at. So I think they can take an hour at home and grade the papers without all the whining to the students that they were up all night doing work. They have a great benefit package to go with it. To many egos.
Parent

Fredonia, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2010
did you know that they only cut $30,000 from the athletics, I had kids play sports in school and had a great experience, but isnt it more important to learn to read and write? That, and if we are going to cut, dont cut the teachers, cut the administrators.,.,, there is 1 administrator for ever 13 teachers. the kids are the ones that will suffer
resident

Orchard Park, NY

#4 Apr 8, 2010
We need more special ed teachers, and Jamestown is getting rid of mose of them, we dont need more administrators. Kids today need more help to survive, they dont get the help at home, so hopefully the schools will make the difference, everywhere but short-sited Jamestown.... Way to go school board..
FPOJ

Corning, NY

#5 Apr 8, 2010
Parent wrote:
did you know that they only cut $30,000 from the athletics, I had kids play sports in school and had a great experience, but isnt it more important to learn to read and write? That, and if we are going to cut, dont cut the teachers, cut the administrators.,.,, there is 1 administrator for ever 13 teachers. the kids are the ones that will suffer
I don't know as if I would cut anymore from the athltetic programs. This sometimes is the only vice that the kids have from staying out of trouble. I think that it's a result of either parents that don't care or when you have a household of two working parents. On the other hand I do feel that if the kids are going to play sports then they should be responsible for paying for their child. It shouldn't come out of the taxpayers money. Then the bad part is that some kids wouldn't get to participate because some parents would rather hit the crack pipe then help thier own kids. It is apparent that there will have to be major cuts somewhere. I know for a fact that I am voting no to the budget on May 18. The cuts should start with the administrators as said by Parent.
PAJSC5

Vestal, NY

#6 Apr 8, 2010
There is no "black and white " when it comes to this issue . We need to keep in mind that a person teaching has invested a lot of time and money into their education . NY also makes it mandatory that a teacher gets their masters degree within a few years of getting their degree which equals more time , more money . Some teachers are paying off student loans 10 years after getting their degree . A lot of kids already miss out on sports because cuts made took the busing of these kids home after practice . I know it's hard when both parents have to work , but they need to be more involved with their kids .
Jamestown Parent

Jamestown, NY

#7 May 2, 2010
Who should be paying for thier degree for 10 years, us? Oh, wait, we kinda are.
Just Saying

Vestal, NY

#8 May 2, 2010
They make the payments along with all the other things in life that we all pay for . Two of my children got teaching degrees , they applied for loans as we also did , they're paying them back and we're still paying off loans . They worked hard for those degrees and deserve everything they get out of it . I pay taxes too ,very high taxes , and I don't think teachers are overpaid , look at the whole picture .
FPOJ

Corning, NY

#9 May 3, 2010
That is the most biased opinion I think that I have heard on here ever.
derick

Lincoln, NE

#10 May 3, 2010
the teachers are not even close to being over paid.The cops in this town are way over paid.just look on the city of jamestown website for salaries
Bunch of Cry Babies

Elmira, NY

#11 May 3, 2010
derick wrote:
the teachers are not even close to being over paid.The cops in this town are way over paid.just look on the city of jamestown website for salaries
Shouldnt be arguing about who is overpaid when those people work be it teachers, police, firemen..etc....why dont you complain about all the people abusing the welfare system. That is the hugest part of taxpayers dollars being shit down the toilet! Atleast the police and teachers go to work and have to work for their paychecks!
stephen

Lincoln, NE

#12 May 3, 2010

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Jamestown, NY

#13 May 3, 2010
Thanks Stephen for providing the link. I agree with Bunch of Cry babies. I wonder how many people are sitting home right now not working complaining about how much teachers make and how much time off they get. I want the best people influencing and educating my children when I am not there. If that means paying them a competitive salary, so be it. We all have the same opportunity to be teachers, fireman, law enforcement officers and enjoy the benefits that come with such employment. The complainers are probably those that for some reason were eliminated from the process or do not want to put forth the effort it takes to obtain and retain such employment. Just my honest opinion.
stephen wrote:
http://www.seethroughny.net/Pa yrolls/StatePayroll/tabid/69/D efault.aspx?BRANCHID=13.this is the link derick mentioned
Betty Boop

Jamestown, NY

#14 May 3, 2010
I agree with Tim and Bunch of Cry Babies. Everyone has the same chance to be teachers, policemen, etc.. I cannot believe people have a problem with the fact that teachers make a decent salary. Do not begrudge these employees who have gotten college degrees and were able to stay in this area and make a decent wage. We as taxpayers pay alot more for those who do not work than we ever will for the student loans of any teacher. What should the alternative be?? Everyone makes the wages of Bush employees- that would do wonders for the economy. Hey I'll admit it- I'd love to have summers off too, but I didn't choose that path when going to college so I guess I'll just have to live with it and be a little envious of those who have that opportunity.
Tim Sullivan wrote:
Thanks Stephen for providing the link. I agree with Bunch of Cry babies. I wonder how many people are sitting home right now not working complaining about how much teachers make and how much time off they get. I want the best people influencing and educating my children when I am not there. If that means paying them a competitive salary, so be it. We all have the same opportunity to be teachers, fireman, law enforcement officers and enjoy the benefits that come with such employment. The complainers are probably those that for some reason were eliminated from the process or do not want to put forth the effort it takes to obtain and retain such employment. Just my honest opinion.
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Yea-lol

Elmira, NY

#15 May 3, 2010
I get it.. We can't complain about abuse and overpaying of teachers because we could have also been a teacher? That is just stupid. They work around 180 days a year. Thats 36 weeks. 16 weeks off a year.. Yup they aren't over paid for what they do../sigh
lady bug

Lockwood, NY

#16 May 3, 2010
most teachers dont get paid over summer unless they op to have money taken out of there pay weekly so they can recieve checks through out summer.dont mock teachers cause you didnt choose to be one.so a patrolman can make near 80,000 a year and its acceptable???? how about the city workers that work only summer and make 45,000 a year and collect checks all winter.
Joel Clark

Fairfield, IA

#17 May 3, 2010
Teaching is very hard and I know first hand! We do get paid rather well but we also paid a lot to get a good education in college and so on. Nothing in life comes without paying a price first. Just glad I am tenured and don't have to worry much anymore. I have been in teaching 33 years and love my job. You don't know what it's like to bring a smile to faces that once had frowns on them. Anyone from this site is also eligible for a teachers aide position we have posted in the newspaper. I need a helper.
Just Saying

Vestal, NY

#18 May 3, 2010
FPOJ wrote:
That is the most biased opinion I think that I have heard on here ever.
I didn't have to mention my children had teaching degrees , not biased , extremely proud . I'm sick of people who abuse the system , stay home all day AND still don't take care of their children , my children end up trying to make up for the lack of parenting they get at home . That's where most of our tax dollars go , not to the teachers and police officers in NY state .
FPOJ

Corning, NY

#19 May 3, 2010
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't have to mention my children had teaching degrees , not biased , extremely proud . I'm sick of people who abuse the system , stay home all day AND still don't take care of their children , my children end up trying to make up for the lack of parenting they get at home . That's where most of our tax dollars go , not to the teachers and police officers in NY state .
I agree with you as far as people collecting off the system. That is something that will never go away because of the bleeding hearts in this state. The big problem that I have against the teachers is their attitudes. I am not saying every teacher but a pretty decent percentage. Why do the kids have to go to school and have to hear the teachers complain about the amount of work they have to take home to grade? Why is it proper etiquette for the teachers to tell the students to shut up? How come most of the teachers I have mentioned get to school just at 8:30 and are knocking kids to the side at 3:00 to get out the door. That is only a 6 1/2 hour day so I think you can grade a few papers at home without too much complaining. I would probably feel better about it if they made the teachers do workshops and extra training throught the summer. The little in-services they get through the year just don't cut it. I guess if they had to go through the summer they wouldn't act like that. They would feel over worked and find other means of employment. At least we could get a better quality of educators here in this area. Just Saying it is great that you are proud of your kids. I hope that your kids aren't what I described on here. I am not one of those people that are jealous that I am not a teacher. I never had the desire. I lack the patience and bed side manor so to speak. I have a job that I make a decent living at now so I am not jealous at all. I would just be more appreciative to the teachers respecting their position a little more that's all.
lady bug

Lincoln, NE

#20 May 4, 2010
yes i agree with bringing there work home to do i also agree police shouldn't get paid overtime to do there reports they should bring them home to do on there own time , and they shouldnt get paid to go to court or training.When a teacher has to train they pay from there own pocket not the tax payer

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