Teachers Throughout State Being Asked...

Teachers Throughout State Being Asked To Give Back

There are 8 comments on the WTIC-TV Hartford story from May 14, 2010, titled Teachers Throughout State Being Asked To Give Back. In it, WTIC-TV Hartford reports that:

When teachers in Glastonbury politely declined to forgo their 5.2 percent pay raise this spring to help reduce the school budget, they took some heat from taxpayers.

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Windsor, CT

#1 May 14, 2010
Uhmm...why should they?

My wife wanted to move there, all her friends wanted to move their....EVERY SINGLE TIME you ask someone who wants to move there, OR every single time you talked to ANYONE who LIVED there, OR every single time we talked to a person involved in selling homes there, it was always the same ole, same ole......"oh...., and the SCHOOLS..........THE BEST!" Why did you move here? "Oh, the SCHOOLS, of course". Always the same.
So, since these teachers have results that are so impressive, the DESERVE their raise. If the other unions have turned down their raise, fine...but when was the last time ANYONE moved to this town because the STREETS are so well maintained?

The school system in Glastonbury IS great. So, since they do their jobs so well, LEAVE THEM ALONE.
Glastonbury Goes Urban

Glastonbury, CT

#2 May 14, 2010
This is why so many For Sale signs are going up on lawns around here. Everyone is feeling the pain EXCEPT teachers, and they are helping to cause that pain. Keep it up and pretty soon there'll be nobody left to pay the constant tax increases.

Anyway, 20 teachers are going to lose their jobs. Are they satisfied now?

“Ya gotta love...”

Since: Sep 09

Planet Earth

#3 May 15, 2010
Totally figures that Glastonbury was the only town to make a stink.

I bet those 20 teachers who are going to lose their jobs are glad they stood firm on getting their raises.

Glastonbury, CT

#4 May 16, 2010
Noones leaving Glastonbuy that could afford to be here in the first place. Believe me, teachers salaries are NOT gonna cause anyone to leave. And teachers aren't feeling the pain because they aren't the ones buying McMansions just to "fit in".

And even though I don't think they should give up what they bargained for, it wouldn't be as easy to make changes in their contract as the article made it sould. ONce a new contract comes up, believe me the board of ed will not leave ONE CENT on the table.

Like I said. They did their job. They did it BETTER than 99% of the towns in Ct. They DESERVE to keep what they earn. Glastonbury BOE got NO funds from the state.

After these layoffs happen, the BOE better hope things go as smoothly as usual during the next school year, because it things go a bit sour, parents would be pointing at teachers, they'll be pointing at the LACK of teachers.

“New England”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#5 May 17, 2010
Taxes go up every year in this town and it's naive to think paying these increased taxes has nothing to do with all the properties up for sale. There are a combination of factors I'm sure but these raises mixed with a poor economy contributes to the rise in taxes.

We do have good teachers but are the citizens supposed to empty their pockets to fill the teachers collective pockets? They're still making decent salaries and I see that several other towns did in fact decide to not take their raises this year.

Those 20 lost jobs are the fault of the union.

People are SUPPOSED to do a good job in their chosen careers and doing a good job shouldn't just depend on the size of the paycheck. That makes it sound like the sole purpose for being a good teacher is for the $$$$$ and no other reason. If Glastonbury teachers think they can get bigger checks elsewhere then they should start looking.

Kazan, Russia

#6 May 31, 2010
What associations do you have with the word USSR?
Guy with the Wooden Eye

Newington, CT

#7 Jun 11, 2010
Now the Fed is bailout the teachers unionís retirement fund with 83 billion dollars. More transfer for wealth from the working class to the unions. Did the FED bailout my pension when Obama illegally destroyed the value of the GM bonds and gave that wealth to the unions. And my pension was cut because of the loss of value .

“Ya gotta love...”

Since: Sep 09

Planet Earth

#8 Jun 20, 2010
Uh huh. Take from people who DON'T have pensions to give to the bloated unions for people who put in the LEAST number working hours in their lifetime!

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