School choice: Duquesne's best educat...

School choice: Duquesne's best education option is outsourcing

There are 5 comments on the Post-gazette.com story from Apr 27, 2012, titled School choice: Duquesne's best education option is outsourcing. In it, Post-gazette.com reports that:

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." -- Nelson Mandela There are platitudes aplenty when the topic is children, but most of the warm, fuzzy sentiment seems to evaporate when the topic is specifically the children of the Duquesne City School District.

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Mary N

West Mifflin, PA

#1 Apr 27, 2012
Union says teachers won't give up seniority
April 28, 2012 12:13 am

By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers President Nina Esposito-Visgitis is emphatic that her union will not consider giving up seniority in the determination of furloughs that its members are facing in the coming months.

But that won't stop Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane from continuing to ask for a discussion on the matter.

"It would be a tough discussion. I know why the PFT would have to consider it carefully," Ms. Lane said.

The school board on Wednesday approved a resolution by an 8-1 vote that directs Ms. Lane to enter into discussions with teachers union officials about the dissolution of seniority.

In a statement at the conclusion of that meeting and again in a news conference Friday, Ms. Esposito-Visgitis cited the district's teacher contract and the state school code, both of which call for teachers to be furloughed based on seniority. She said the union has no intention of deviating from that criteria, which all 500 public districts in the state use.

"They say they want to pick and choose. We say there is no way to do that in a fair and just way," Ms. Esposito-Visgitis said.

The union leader said any deviation from the seniority system could result in decisions being made on popularity or lack of it or for economic reasons. She said she feared teachers with more experience and higher salaries could be targeted for furloughs for financial reasons.

Lay off all these bums....being a teacher doesnt mean you have a lifetime easy job!!

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Deputy Dawg

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Apr 28, 2012
unions are the reason any of you douch bags make a living......
Gary Miller

West Mifflin, PA

#3 Apr 28, 2012
Union says teachers won't give up seniority
April 28, 2012 12:13 am

By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers President Nina Esposito-Visgitis is emphatic that her union will not consider giving up seniority in the determination of furloughs that its members are facing in the coming months.

But that won't stop Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane from continuing to ask for a discussion on the matter.

"It would be a tough discussion. I know why the PFT would have to consider it carefully," Ms. Lane said.

The school board on Wednesday approved a resolution by an 8-1 vote that directs Ms. Lane to enter into discussions with teachers union officials about the dissolution of seniority.

In a statement at the conclusion of that meeting and again in a news conference Friday, Ms. Esposito-Visgitis cited the district's teacher contract and the state school code, both of which call for teachers to be furloughed based on seniority. She said the union has no intention of deviating from that criteria, which all 500 public districts in the state use.

"They say they want to pick and choose. We say there is no way to do that in a fair and just way," Ms. Esposito-Visgitis said.

The union leader said any deviation from the seniority system could result in decisions being made on popularity or lack of it or for economic reasons. She said she feared teachers with more experience and higher salaries could be targeted for furloughs for financial reasons.

Lay off all these bums....being a teacher doesnt mean you have a lifetime easy job!!

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cheap help

West Mifflin, PA

#4 Apr 29, 2012
teachers are a dime a dozen..
Confucius Say

West Mifflin, PA

#5 Apr 29, 2012
Teachers not the problem with higher cost of education. Cuts should go first to those many in administration.

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