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How much is your kid's teacher worth? I am a public school teacher. Here is my week. Read more
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Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#22 Apr 9, 2009
Poor Teachers wrote:
Scott Gruzinsky;
That was your week? You did 5 school related things all week? Did you teach classes, or attend a conference at Disneyworld? While what you say you did is commendable, it wasn't much. A decent parent does that and more every day. You must be tenured to believe that doing am minimal amount of work is worth a salary. Wish I got the summer, and several more weeks off during the year, and only had to do 5 things a week. Instead, I work for a living.
Unfortunately many parents see it as you do. What Mr G. was saying that on top of trying to educate your kids, he is till giving more of himself. You even commented that even a decent parent would do these things but in reality, Many parents don't. The think that teaching discipline is left to the teachers. They always assume the problem with their childs education is not with the child or the parents. It is always the teachers fault. Parents at most deal with 3-6 children at a time. They have probably never dealt with the ratios of 28 or 30 children to one teacher. Many parents just do the

By the way, to become an Emergency hire for the DOE, all it takes is a bachelors degree so why don't you give up your current job and apply to be a teacher. Uncertified teacher must then be enrolled in a state approved teacher's certification program to continue teaching. They must pay for this out of their own pockets or seek out programs such as troops to teachers to accomplish this. While working toward certification, they must come up with their own curriculum since their is no curriculum except HCPS III which only list the minimum standards for students to meet. Did I mention that this puts emergency hire teachers pay at 30K per year and will go up to 39K when they get cerified and tenured. So if you think that you can do better, try it. The DOE has openings. By the way, keep up with NCLB guidelines and try to meet AYP at the same time.
The complaining needs to go to the overinflated DOE, BOE and your legislator's.
blah

Honolulu, HI

#23 Apr 9, 2009
college student wrote:
Mr. Gruzinski, Your dedication to students is to be commended, though sometimes you are going a little too far. You don't need to feed everybody, shouldn't the schools do that? Isn't there a federal lunch program?
I'd say that before they want to cut any teachers' salaries, I'd like to see all the government administrators and politicians to volunteer to cut their salaries first, starting from the governor.
One thing I noted, is that the grammar in one of your sentences is flawed:
On Tuesday, I bought a student lunch, as it might be their only complete meal of the day. How much is that worth?
Shouldn't it be singular, "her only complete mail of the day?"
So what. What is your point in correcting the teacher's grammer. He just made his point. You answered. Let it go. But, nooooo you had to go and fix his sentence.

Bottom line is teachers spend out of pocket all the time and they go extra mile for the students. You are right, they have a federal lunch program, but what you gonna do, when the kid is hungry? Fill out paper, let the kid starve.

Looks like you are just book smart lacking common sense. COLLEGE STUDENT!!!

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#24 Apr 9, 2009
oops. correction to my firs paragraph in post # 22 "Many parents just do the complaining about the teacher not being a good teacher when they never really believe that their "little angels" could be the ones involved in not letting the teacher educate the class.
Kaimukirich

Honolulu, HI

#25 Apr 9, 2009
Poor Teachers wrote:
Scott Gruzinsky;
That was your week? You did 5 school related things all week? Did you teach classes, or attend a conference at Disneyworld? While what you say you did is commendable, it wasn't much. A decent parent does that and more every day. You must be tenured to believe that doing am minimal amount of work is worth a salary. Wish I got the summer, and several more weeks off during the year, and only had to do 5 things a week. Instead, I work for a living.
this post is full of ignorance. i challenge you to walk in the shoes of an educator that cares about his/her students for just 1 week.

i bet when you consider the hours they work (both on campus and at home) and the pay they get, it's probably closer to minimum wage.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#26 Apr 9, 2009
KAzman wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately many parents see it as you do. What Mr G. was saying that on top of trying to educate your kids, he is till giving more of himself. You even commented that even a decent parent would do these things but in reality, Many parents don't. The think that teaching discipline is left to the teachers. They always assume the problem with their childs education is not with the child or the parents. It is always the teachers fault. Parents at most deal with 3-6 children at a time. They have probably never dealt with the ratios of 28 or 30 children to one teacher. Many parents just do the
By the way, to become an Emergency hire for the DOE, all it takes is a bachelors degree so why don't you give up your current job and apply to be a teacher. Uncertified teacher must then be enrolled in a state approved teacher's certification program to continue teaching. They must pay for this out of their own pockets or seek out programs such as troops to teachers to accomplish this. While working toward certification, they must come up with their own curriculum since their is no curriculum except HCPS III which only list the minimum standards for students to meet. Did I mention that this puts emergency hire teachers pay at 30K per year and will go up to 39K when they get cerified and tenured. So if you think that you can do better, try it. The DOE has openings. By the way, keep up with NCLB guidelines and try to meet AYP at the same time.
The complaining needs to go to the overinflated DOE, BOE and your legislator's.
In addition, non-certified teachers are paid about $31,000, much less than a certified teacher. If you are in Teach for America but uncertified, you get about $37,000.
Palolo Neighbor

Wahiawa, HI

#27 Apr 9, 2009
alice wrote:
Les represents my district in manoa nd I willc ampaign for him. He is a man of honor and that all too rare here.
He is self serving and a crook. He will get in because the lolos like you will vote for him again. I sure won't!

Since: Aug 08

Kaneohe, HI

#28 Apr 9, 2009
It worrys me that the people we expect to protect our air travel, are minimum wage, under trained, amatures for the most part. But then no one wants to spend the money to to hire top of the line talent.

Perhaps I'm just still upset because they took away my 2 safety pins (the little 1/2 inch ones) that were in my first aid kit.
When safety pins are outlawed, only outlaws will have safety pins.
LOL LOL LOL

Since: Aug 08

Kaneohe, HI

#29 Apr 9, 2009
Anyone who wants to cut a classroom teachers pay should have to first spend one day as a teacher in a classroom.....

No, that's cruel & unusual punishment....
An hour should do.
LOL LOL LOL
Amazing and Amusing

Honolulu, HI

#30 Apr 14, 2009
college student wrote:
Mr. Gruzinski, Your dedication to students is to be commended, though sometimes you are going a little too far. You don't need to feed everybody, shouldn't the schools do that? Isn't there a federal lunch program?
I'd say that before they want to cut any teachers' salaries, I'd like to see all the government administrators and politicians to volunteer to cut their salaries first, starting from the governor.
One thing I noted, is that the grammar in one of your sentences is flawed:
On Tuesday, I bought a student lunch, as it might be their only complete meal of the day. How much is that worth?
Shouldn't it be singular, "her only complete mail of the day?"
College Student correcting Teacher....is it "mail" or "meal"?
LauLau

AOL

#31 Apr 14, 2009
At least you have a job!!!!!!!!
Kimo Rosen

Kapaa, HI

#32 Apr 19, 2009
Hawaiian Republican wrote:
James "Kimo" Rosen, your affection for your new four-legged friend is apparent, but so is your lack of personal grooming standards. A little less "TMI" the next time you write in, please.
A little tongue & cheek humor to make my poinyt about the dog...that's all...
alice

Pahoa, HI

#33 Apr 19, 2009
Les is a man of integrity and that is rare out here.

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