Huntley-area teachers settle, end wal...

Huntley-area teachers settle, end walkout

There are 10 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 17, 2008, titled Huntley-area teachers settle, end walkout. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A settlement was reached between striking teachers and the school board in Huntley Consolidated District 158, the district announced Wednesday morning.

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Kevin

Palatine, IL

#1 Sep 17, 2008
Yup, 6.5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 40 weeks in the year until age 55 is deserves the same salaries as those who work 8+ hours a day 49 weeks in the year until age 67.
No Liberal

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Sep 17, 2008
And as soon as this contract expires it'll be the same thing all over again. Just wait. Now is the time to start getting rid of all union teachers everywhere.
agree

South Haven, MI

#3 Sep 17, 2008
No Liberal wrote:
And as soon as this contract expires it'll be the same thing all over again. Just wait. Now is the time to start getting rid of all union teachers everywhere.
I totally agree with first two posts

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#4 Sep 17, 2008
I'm happy for all sides that this was resolved in only 3 school days.
Mick

Franklin Park, IL

#5 Sep 17, 2008
Wow! That’s all that teachers do? That’s a surprise because I start my day at school at 7:30 and I am at school until 4:00. Because my day is spent teaching and helping students, I bring home work with me. After I help put my kids to bed, I spend two-three hours a night planning, preparing, and grading. That’s a work week of 55 hours, not counting work spent on the weekends.

During those 10 weeks I get off, I have to dedicate two weeks each year to maintain my certification; I spend another three weeks dealing with matters in my district, involving training for new programs, meeting to develop curriculum, mentoring new teachers, and preparing for the new school year.

I wish I only put in the work load you seem to think teacher put in.
Kevin

Buffalo Grove, IL

#6 Sep 17, 2008
Students are the ones who ultimately pay for lengthy teacher strikes. Ultimately, they should be fired for their selfishness. I'm sure there are plenty of out-of-work teachers out there who would step right in for the same slaries and benefits.

At the very least, these teachers should be docked vacation or pay for the days they have already missed due to the strike.
BrainyBabe

Vernon Hills, IL

#7 Sep 17, 2008
Mick wrote:
Wow! That’s all that teachers do? That’s a surprise because I start my day at school at 7:30 and I am at school until 4:00. Because my day is spent teaching and helping students, I bring home work with me. After I help put my kids to bed, I spend two-three hours a night planning, preparing, and grading. That’s a work week of 55 hours, not counting work spent on the weekends.
During those 10 weeks I get off, I have to dedicate two weeks each year to maintain my certification; I spend another three weeks dealing with matters in my district, involving training for new programs, meeting to develop curriculum, mentoring new teachers, and preparing for the new school year.
I wish I only put in the work load you seem to think teacher put in.
Mick, try not to ghet all riled up over what idiots like Kevin say. They are unhappy with their own lives, won't hold themselves accountable for their own actions and simply need someone to blame and bash.

After he gets off the computer, maybe he takes out his anger on whatever family he has remaining (that which has not yet left him because of his verbal abuse).

Kevin's problem is his extreme jealousy and envy because he wants what he perceives teachers get, but is far too lazy to try and obtain it. Kevin has an extreme sense of entitlement that simply cannot be overcome.

Don't worry about Kevin. he's insignificant.
SmartGirl

Chicago, IL

#8 Sep 17, 2008
Right on, Mick.
gilmore

United States

#9 Sep 17, 2008
Kevin wrote:
Yup, 6.5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 40 weeks in the year until age 55 is deserves the same salaries as those who work 8+ hours a day 49 weeks in the year until age 67.
There's a teacher shortage and you're good with numbers so go get your teaching certificate and jump into one of those teaching jobs...then get back to us.
just my opinion

Chicago, IL

#10 Sep 18, 2008
If there weren't as many "petty" requests that the teachers were asking for in this strike, I don't think people would be as upset but really the teachers feel that they shouldn't have to pay for their child to attend school in the district???? Is that really that big of an issue?? I think I paid $115 for my child to attend school this year. Come on get your priorities straight.

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