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There are 34 comments on the WFMZ story from Jun 15, 2010, titled District Cuts 15 Teaching Jobs - Regional News - Berks Story - WFMZ.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. -- Fifteen fewer teachers will be on the job when classes resume in one local school district later this year.

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jones

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#21 Jun 22, 2010
John wrote:
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What changes would you suggest? I bet one change would be that each teacher take a $3000 pay cut. Then they should increase their co-pay on healthcare. Tenure should be eliminated and the pension system should end. I bet those would be your changes. And if you disagree, then tell me a few chnges you want to make. Since I was a teacher for 37 years, I will tell you but you won't believe me that change in education is nothing new. We changed approaches, techniques and strategies all the time. We implemented new programs and taught math and reading with many different programs and methodolgies. We used programs that had sections that provided activities for the gifted and slow learners. We followed the educational research on what works and scheduled in-service programs that trained teachers using new approaches. Do you realize the numnber of educational books and periodicals that are out there that stresses change. Do you realize all the changes that was brought about by the PSSA. You are talking about curriculum change to address the objectives and standards established by the PSSA. Look I could go on forever on this topic of change.
I have heard that about other countries surpassing us for 20 years. Where would you rather be- China, Korea, Japan. Why is it that all the graduate of Am. education go onto running the businesses of this country and making it still the greatest country in the world unless you think differently.
You hear "a lot of people say" this and that. Well I am telling you what it is like because I experienced it. If your source is Glenn Beck- you do realize he is one-sided- his side and no one else's side.
Glenn Beck , Aug 28th rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Not sure what his theme will be about yet but it's bound to be good. "I Have a Scream" ? I'll be there.
John

Catasauqua, PA

#22 Jun 22, 2010
jones wrote:
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Glenn Beck , Aug 28th rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Not sure what his theme will be about yet but it's bound to be good. "I Have a Scream" ? I'll be there.
He is going to run for president. Then we might just as well give up and plunge ourselves into darkness. He is a madman and with him in power, I just cannot imagine that. But hey, if that what America wants- so be it. Obvioulsy they wanted Barrack and look what we have. One good thing- if I make it through four years of Beck- he will be voted out.

On second thought, I think that would be good. Let Beck see what it is like to run the nation with problems that go far beyond any human being. It is kind of like teaching. You never know what is coming around the corner. I would love to see you become a teacher and see how you feel after a week. It doesn't matter what grade level you teach but I think the ultimate challenge would be eighth grade general social studies class. I would make a 1000 contribution to the GOP if I could see you struggle through a day in a classroom.
jones

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#23 Jun 22, 2010
John wrote:
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He is going to run for president. Then we might just as well give up and plunge ourselves into darkness. He is a madman and with him in power, I just cannot imagine that. But hey, if that what America wants- so be it. Obvioulsy they wanted Barrack and look what we have. One good thing- if I make it through four years of Beck- he will be voted out.
On second thought, I think that would be good. Let Beck see what it is like to run the nation with problems that go far beyond any human being. It is kind of like teaching. You never know what is coming around the corner. I would love to see you become a teacher and see how you feel after a week. It doesn't matter what grade level you teach but I think the ultimate challenge would be eighth grade general social studies class. I would make a 1000 contribution to the GOP if I could see you struggle through a day in a classroom.
You've already made it this far with the gangsta from Chicago and his groupies.

None of these people will come near the (fair and balanced) Fox news. Like it or not the only one with any importance in our countries affaires was Al Sharton and he was treated with dignity and has been back. You have other problems, deal with them ?
jones

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#24 Jun 22, 2010
Sharpton
John

Catasauqua, PA

#25 Jun 22, 2010
jones wrote:
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You've already made it this far with the gangsta from Chicago and his groupies.
None of these people will come near the (fair and balanced) Fox news. Like it or not the only one with any importance in our countries affaires was Al Sharton and he was treated with dignity and has been back. You have other problems, deal with them ?
What other problems do I have have?
jones

AOL

#26 Jun 22, 2010
me
Car54

Zionhill, PA

#27 Jun 23, 2010
A driver ed 'teacher' in the kutztown district had a student driver 'swing' by his home one saturday...the 'teacher' disappeared inside for 15 minutes to do a bong and returned to the car to resume 'teaching'. Students aren't stupid and they could smell what 'teach' did. This idiot risked the safety of the students and, essentially, stole from taxpayers by engaging in an illegal activity while on the school clock. This is an example of 'teachers' needing to be defended? Best patrol your own ranks, first and get rid of bums, like this one. Hmmmmm...jail, loss of certificate, endangering the welfare of a child? What else comes to mind? Drug-free school zone? Right.
John

Catasauqua, PA

#28 Jun 23, 2010
jones wrote:
me
You are not a problem to me but you are a problem for educators across this area. Let me just say this- do you think that a person that goes into teaching does it to get rich? What I do not understand about so many people who bash the teachers- it is a very middle class type job that does provide an income to keep up with the "Jones". I hope you liked that. It is a job where pay increases are given based on years of experience so when I was a fifth year teacher I knew I would never make the maximum salary for at least 15 more years. Then because of our salries being paid by tax dollars, our raised matched the current cost of living. If the cost of living was 4%, that is where we began negotiations. Many contracts had a cost of living clause that said if the cost of living rose above a certain number, teachers would get a set amount. But these amounts were like 200-300 if the cost of living went up.
Johnsanasshole

Parksley, VA

#29 Jun 25, 2010
Third domino.

No more pension. There's no money.
Johnsanasshole

Parksley, VA

#30 Jun 25, 2010
Funny story.
John

Catasauqua, PA

#31 Jun 25, 2010
Johnsanasshole wrote:
Third domino.
No more pension. There's no money.
Wait- are you saying that I won't get my check nect week? I better go look for a job. I haven't looked for a job in 40 years. Hang on, I just called PSERS and they told me not to worry. The check is in the mail. hey you really had me worried there for a minute. That was one funny joke you tried to play. What a jerk!!!!!!!!!! Go get a job or at least one friend. You must be extremely lonely. But this is good. it keeps me on my guard and I just love this especially when the posts are coming from a loser.
Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#32 Jun 25, 2010
You want change? Bring in Chris Christie. He has the guts to make tough decisions while most of these gutless wonders protect their own interests.

Don't be fooled when Twin Valley or other districts cut staff while passing a budget increase. Do some simple Math and you'll find that the money saved in comparison to the budget is squat. It's the equivalent of wrapping a dog pill in cheese. We get a little treat to swallow the tough pill.
Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#33 Aug 14, 2010
Can someone tell me why we have such an elaborate and high end set of schools in Twin Valley, a small rural community? Can anyone justify why we need this level of excess anywhere? Could it be that the privileged class that runs our education system is frittering away our tax dollars? When I got a better look at these structures, it became evident to me why our taxes are so high. Our taxes are higher than most wealthy municipalities in Montgomery and Chester Counties, including Lower Gwynedd, Worcester, and Schuylkill Townships. What's wrong with this picture?
bikerchick

Morgantown, PA

#34 Aug 15, 2010
Aaah for once I agree with you Eagles Fan. Hope Chris Christie runs for president and besides the schools did they really need the Taj Mahal fire house. Oh I know that will get comments for sure but a less elaborate building at a lower cost would provide the same service. It's the dedicated guys who are our firemen who provide a great service and I don't think it would matter what building they pull those trucks out of and we wouldn't constantly be reminded that they need more money for this castle.

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