Rome Teachers
wow

Rochester, NY

#81 Apr 7, 2012
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
WELL EXCUSE ME. Even teachers make mistakes. However, I could care less about you or my spelling. Like I said come June the joy of seeing Rome in the rear view is going to make my day.
Just remember, it was all those "losers" in Rome who were the ones that funded your entire lifestyle while you were teaching those useless and hopeless burger flippers.
freebie the bean

New Hartford, NY

#82 Apr 7, 2012
For all the money the taxpayers shell out to the school district, the student test scores are in the middle of the pack. Two other area districts, New Hartford and Clinton, are at or near the top. Just goes to show you which group is earning their paychecks more.
BTW, what other area school district is allowed to burn up their unused snow days? Name one other district. If this doesn't tell you that Rome teachers don't give 2 shits for their job or the students, nothing will!!!
Plusone

Brooklyn, NY

#83 Apr 7, 2012
mary,mary quite contrary why is your snatch so red and hairy??
Nope

Brooklyn, NY

#84 Apr 8, 2012
Rome Teachers

No, they are not.
Good Idea

Hamilton, NY

#85 Apr 8, 2012
Fire them all and hire them back at a lower rate. If they don't want to take the job back then there is plenty of other teachers that would happily take their place.
whatever

Brooklyn, NY

#86 Apr 8, 2012
Sam wrote:
If what I heard about the John Joy Teachers not wanting the pledge of allegiance allowed in school then I think they should find employment else where. This is a real slap in the face to all of us. Its time to make a stand. There is a glut of good young hungry teachers. It sounds like some top administrators should also take a walk
It's NOT the teachers at Joy... It's the spacey lacey principal they have. The teachers do it in their rooms without her doing.
Blame someone else

Brooklyn, NY

#87 Apr 8, 2012
Can someone, who is NOT a teacher and has nothing to do with the school district tell me what it is that a teacher's job entails? Think about it. If you can't answer that, then stop bitching.
Educator

Carthage, NY

#88 Apr 8, 2012
Rome Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>I highly dought every teacher in Rome works 10 -12 hour days! They work 6 hours 180 days a YEAR! Great benifits, almost FREE health insurance! They get everything they want here in ROME! Don't try and BS people into thinking you work THAT hard! The kids come out of 12th grade with a 5th grade reading level because YOUR superintendint doesn't believe in keeping kids back because it makes HIM look BAD!
It looks like you are one of the kids who should have been left behind! What horrible grammar! At least use spell check!
Educator

Carthage, NY

#89 Apr 8, 2012
freebie the bean wrote:
For all the money the taxpayers shell out to the school district, the student test scores are in the middle of the pack. Two other area districts, New Hartford and Clinton, are at or near the top. Just goes to show you which group is earning their paychecks more.
BTW, what other area school district is allowed to burn up their unused snow days? Name one other district. If this doesn't tell you that Rome teachers don't give 2 shits for their job or the students, nothing will!!!
You have your facts wrong! Rome is a bigger district, with more poverty, consideredban inner city district, and with poor parent involvement. New Hartford and Clinton do well for the opposite reasons! I have worked there before and trust me, there are some crappy teachers there!
Seriously

Hamilton, NY

#90 Apr 9, 2012
I think it is so sad that people slam teachers. Teachers were always held with the most respect years ago as they should be. You really have no idea what a teacher has to do in a day and that is fine. But, the problem is you slam teachers in front of your children who then come to school with no respect for their teacher. Then they proceed to have behavior problems in school and then because of that behavior they do pooorly academically - which makes you slam teachers again. It is a viscious circle that, in my opinion, always comes from those who did poorly at school themselves and have no idea what it is like to get an education and work/participate in the community. Isnt it so easy to sit at home on your couch all day and slam those who work/counsel with your children?
Those who hate do so because all they see is the time off that teachers get. What you do not see is so much more. First of all...lets talk about salary. After working for 20 years your salary could make it up there but in order for that to happen teachers must have a masters degree (which costs 10,000 at the low end) and then continue to take classes which cost $700 a class. So, to you haters - do you have student loans which are as much as a mortgage payment? How many professions do you know that you HAVE to have a masters degree? And, do those positions begin at 30,000 like teachers do? I think not.
I could go on and on but what I will end with is - to those of you who have all of these gripes about Rome's teachers - have you ever even been to a Board Meeting? Have you for that matter ever been to your child's school? Do you really know what is going on in the world with education and how the standards are changing?
freebie the bean

Syracuse, NY

#91 Apr 9, 2012
Instead of burning up the unused snow days lets keep the kids in school where they can learn something.
Seriously

Hamilton, NY

#92 Apr 9, 2012
freebie the bean wrote:
Instead of burning up the unused snow days lets keep the kids in school where they can learn something.
The amount of days the students are in school are mandated and tie in with state aid...you cant just decide to NOT use the 5 days allotted for "snow days"!
Seriously

Hamilton, NY

#93 Apr 9, 2012
Rome Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>I highly dought every teacher in Rome works 10 -12 hour days! They work 6 hours 180 days a YEAR! Great benifits, almost FREE health insurance! They get everything they want here in ROME! Don't try and BS people into thinking you work THAT hard! The kids come out of 12th grade with a 5th grade reading level because YOUR superintendint doesn't believe in keeping kids back because it makes HIM look BAD!
.

You really are clueless - the reason children come out of highschool lower than they should is because they come into Kindergarten without knowing letters, sounds or how to even write their name. Children who arent sent to pre-K or have parents that work with them - heck - even talk to them properly come into school so far behind that teachers work their asses off to get them where they should be. Without help and RESPECT from home - it just doesnt happen! You have no idea what these children need to learn - its not like the old days.
gracie

Blossvale, NY

#94 Nov 19, 2013
I'm a Rome teacher. This year for the first time I've been documenting the extra time I put in. The Veteran's Day weekend I put in 7.5 hours of inputing grades and comments into the report cards - so no 3 day weekend for me. So far I've been averaging an extra 3-4 hours a day (after an 7:00 - 3:00 day). It's the only way I can prepare everything needed for three different classes and grade everything. Health care insurance is free for me but not for my children. One day a week I have to drive to Holland Patent for a required college class until 8:30 pm. I took three classes over the summer. We are required to keep going to school - every five years we need another 179 credit hours or we loose our certifications. Each course costs $645 - it takes three years to make back the cost of the class. Most of my students are wonderful (90%). There are some really awesome kids at RFA (of all socio-economic classes). A few bad kids and our three vice-principals do nothing about it - we are on our own with discipline. I love my job. I love the kids. I am very much qualified and experienced to teach what I teach. I spend a lot of my own money on supplies - that is not reimbursed. I started at $33,000 with a graduated degree and five years experience here in Rome. After 13 years teaching I finally made it to 50,000. Compared to many other professions the pay isn't that great. As far as summers off - if you add up even just 2 extra hours a day x 5 days x 4 weeks = I'm putting in an extra week every month x 10 = 10 weeks of extra (no pay) time - that's my summer "vacation." Many people that think they want to teach find out it's so much more work, and they either don't enter the profession after student teaching or they leave. We're just an easy target. There's so much more to the reasoning of the failed education system. A lot of these poor kids have no one looking out for them at home. They come to us with so many issues - abuse, neglect, depression - succeeding in school is a low priority. A lot of us are the only ones there to listen and help these kids - and there's only so much we can do for them. It's a societal problem that everyone needs to take some responsibility for. There are definitely some bad teachers - no doubt. Students and parents should be involved in the evaluation process (everyone knows who the bad teachers are). Please try not to just blame teachers; many of us are sincerely giving it our all.
well said

Ithaca, NY

#95 Nov 19, 2013
Well said!!!
QUOTE who="gracie" I'm a Rome teacher. This year for the first time I've been documenting the extra time I put in. The Veteran's Day weekend I put in 7.5 hours of inputing grades and comments into the report cards - so no 3 day weekend for me. So far I've been averaging an extra 3-4 hours a day (after an 7:00 - 3:00 day). It's the only way I can prepare everything needed for three different classes and grade everything. Health care insurance is free for me but not for my children. One day a week I have to drive to Holland Patent for a required college class until 8:30 pm. I took three classes over the summer. We are required to keep going to school - every five years we need another 179 credit hours or we loose our certifications. Each course costs $645 - it takes three years to make back the cost of the class. Most of my students are wonderful (90%). There are some really awesome kids at RFA (of all socio-economic classes). A few bad kids and our three vice-principals do nothing about it - we are on our own with discipline. I love my job. I love the kids. I am very much qualified and experienced to teach what I teach. I spend a lot of my own money on supplies - that is not reimbursed. I started at $33,000 with a graduated degree and five years experience here in Rome. After 13 years teaching I finally made it to 50,000. Compared to many other professions the pay isn't that great. As far as summers off - if you add up even just 2 extra hours a day x 5 days x 4 weeks = I'm putting in an extra week every month x 10 = 10 weeks of extra (no pay) time - that's my summer "vacation." Many people that think they want to teach find out it's so much more work, and they either don't enter the profession after student teaching or they leave. We're just an easy target. There's so much more to the reasoning of the failed education system. A lot of these poor kids have no one looking out for them at home. They come to us with so many issues - abuse, neglect, depression - succeeding in school is a low priority. A lot of us are the only ones there to listen and help these kids - and there's only so much we can do for them. It's a societal problem that everyone needs to take some responsibility for. There are definitely some bad teachers - no doubt. Students and parents should be involved in the evaluation process (everyone knows who the bad teachers are). Please try not to just blame teachers; many of us are sincerely giving it our all.
tigerlily

Syracuse, NY

#96 Nov 19, 2013
Seriously wrote:
I think it is so sad that people slam teachers. Teachers were always held with the most respect years ago as they should be. You really have no idea what a teacher has to do in a day and that is fine. But, the problem is you slam teachers in front of your children who then come to school with no respect for their teacher. Then they proceed to have behavior problems in school and then because of that behavior they do pooorly academically - which makes you slam teachers again. It is a viscious circle that, in my opinion, always comes from those who did poorly at school themselves and have no idea what it is like to get an education and work/participate in the community. Isnt it so easy to sit at home on your couch all day and slam those who work/counsel with your children?
Those who hate do so because all they see is the time off that teachers get. What you do not see is so much more. First of all...lets talk about salary. After working for 20 years your salary could make it up there but in order for that to happen teachers must have a masters degree (which costs 10,000 at the low end) and then continue to take classes which cost $700 a class. So, to you haters - do you have student loans which are as much as a mortgage payment? How many professions do you know that you HAVE to have a masters degree? And, do those positions begin at 30,000 like teachers do? I think not.
I could go on and on but what I will end with is - to those of you who have all of these gripes about Rome's teachers - have you ever even been to a Board Meeting? Have you for that matter ever been to your child's school? Do you really know what is going on in the world with education and how the standards are changing?
well you IDIOT! you forgot to menion that Rome teachers mak on verge 55000 per YEAR! district PAYS for the classes the take & they also get a pay check while takingthem! they don't HAVE to have masters, bt IF they do, they get MORE money! get riud of the lazy techers in ROME!
Amazed

Syracuse, NY

#97 Nov 20, 2013
tigerlily wrote:
<quoted text>well you IDIOT! you forgot to menion that Rome teachers mak on verge 55000 per YEAR! district PAYS for the classes the take & they also get a pay check while takingthem! they don't HAVE to have masters, bt IF they do, they get MORE money! get riud of the lazy techers in ROME!
Doctor and lawyers get paid to intern. Teachers do not. My mom is a teacher. Never was paid to take classes! If you're so bitter and miserable, get off your butt and do it yourself. Dedicate yourself to becoming better instead of insulting those who have. Sorry you didn't choose to get an education or learn to spell. That's on you.
Amazed

Syracuse, NY

#98 Nov 20, 2013
tigerlily wrote:
<quoted text>well you IDIOT! you forgot to menion that Rome teachers mak on verge 55000 per YEAR! district PAYS for the classes the take & they also get a pay check while takingthem! they don't HAVE to have masters, bt IF they do, they get MORE money! get riud of the lazy techers in ROME!
State requires a Masters for teaching idiot! You have three years to get it once you're hired , otherwise you're let go.
Mom

Nedrow, NY

#99 Nov 21, 2013
tigerlily wrote:
<quoted text>well you IDIOT! you forgot to menion that Rome teachers mak on verge 55000 per YEAR! district PAYS for the classes the take & they also get a pay check while takingthem! they don't HAVE to have masters, bt IF they do, they get MORE money! get riud of the lazy techers in ROME!
No one pays for us to take classes. I wish they did.
Roman

Minoa, NY

#100 Nov 22, 2013
They don't drug test teachers!

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