Local Teachers Plan To Walk Off Job W...

Local Teachers Plan To Walk Off Job Wednesday Morning

There are 130 comments on the WFMZ story from Oct 12, 2009, titled Local Teachers Plan To Walk Off Job Wednesday Morning. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Teachers in the Saucon Valley School District in Northampton County could hit the picket lines this week.

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jones

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#124 Oct 14, 2009
Lamana worked eight years at Saocon Valley. What porn did he leave behind on the PCs he had access to?

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#125 Oct 14, 2009
Storm wrote:
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I agree. Teachers have such a hard job at all levels. You might say teaching kindergarten or the early grades are easier but that is not the case. Teaching middle schoolers is tough because of the age level and high school has its challenges also. I saw something on CNN that listed the top 50 jobs in America. After seeing the comments on these posts about how easy it was to teach at Saucon Valley, I went to see if teaching was one of the top fifty jobs, It wasn't even listed. I do not know what your status in life is but if you can, try it out for a day and let me know what you think.
I spent much time discussing this situation but I dropped off because of all the hatred that was aimed at me. One poster tried to find out who I was and was calling school districts to let them know I might be subbing and unfit to teach children. When you spend almost 40 years in education and hear comments about as I heard, that was enough for me. Despite my free speech rights, he wanted me to stop teaching kids. I couldn't do that because to me teaching kids was the best job. I loved every minute of teaching. People who have not taught do not fully understand the complexities of teaching. But because I disagreed with him and others on education, I was chastised and attacked to a point that I stopped posting. I saw the news about the strike and just thought I would check out the comments.
I was not surprised in the least. The same adjectives came up as before. I hope they can settle this because it has been going on for way too long.
Listen here you big baby, you were crying and complaining about how HARD teaching was and how your bad days far outweighed any other job that you know of. Tell me something, have you ever worked on a drilling rig? Have you ever been inside a steel mill working next to an electrode furnace where at any time it could explode and kill everyone near by?

No, that's right, you haven't. You spent the last 40 years of your life Teaching. Big deal. You have no idea what it's like to work hard labor. You're on the borderline of being educated enough to teach by the way you talk in your posts.

You and people like you are whining crybabies who just want more with less effort. You want a tough job, work one 12 hour shift at a steel mill, grinding slag from freshly rolled plate steel and then tell me your "tough" teaching job is more dangerous and more stressful.

You should really thank your lucky stars you are able to be a teacher, I don't think you could survive in the real world.
alton browne

Stroudsburg, PA

#126 Oct 14, 2009
kkid mom wrote:
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Please tell everyone why the kids should not be able to post on here.
i guess their "concerned parents" aren't watching when they are posting crap online...great examples for the future generation!
alton browne

Stroudsburg, PA

#127 Oct 14, 2009
Oh My wrote:
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Look here another WHINEY Teacher Do us ALL a favor if your JOB is soo much trouble PACK YOUR **** and find another line of work .You know full well what you werre getting into when you chose that line of work...kids shouldn't be allowed to speak their mind??? I see you one of those that believe Kids should be seen and not heard...
NO SYMPATHY HERE
hahahaha~ got your blood pressure up! Your gibberish quote "I see you one of those that believe Kids should be seen and not heard..." your wording is exactly why we need teachers! And you're one of the first to point fingers to kids "speaking their minds" but if they are talking about other issues you find uncomfortable, then those kids should shut up, right?
alton browne

Stroudsburg, PA

#128 Oct 14, 2009
Jim wrote:
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Teachers have it real tough. I guess that why teachers are running off to foreign countries with students...having affairs with students...having affairs amongst themselves...getting caught molesting students...getting caught doing and dealing drugs...the list goes on. We pay our teachers good money to be such good examples.
yea yea yea, you could be talking about priests, political figures, whatever here...Anything could fit.

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#129 Oct 18, 2009
Netty in SV wrote:
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I would love to send my children to private school instead of SV. I can't afford to pay tuition on top of my already high school taxes.
There are also Charter schools around the Lehigh Valley. If your child is of High school age the performing Arts School is excellent. Your home district pays the charter school a percentage of what it would cost to educate your child. They also have to bus them to the schools. Check it out.
Jerome

Phoenixville, PA

#130 Oct 29, 2009
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I think I found one. Before you get your next school district tax ,you and the homeowner taxpayer are going to fund the psers underfunded by 10 billion pension plan . This was caused by raiding the fund for the pensioners and a decline in their investments.
By law the teachers 400,000 membership pension can never be reduced and the burden falls on the taxpayer for teachers and all state workers.
Someday someone will post names and payoffs of who this extortion level of mob rule legislation was paid to and passed into law.
Get this? you have to fund the school teachers underfunded pension. Any other company that went bankrupt because of pension costs were sent to the PBGC .
You can find all the facts on this one ,if you look around a little. I could print the whole article by the Commonwealth "Pensions and Politics: Why your taxes will skyrocket"
so you admit you base your entire knowledge on one article? Interesting "head in the sand" tactic! Isnt that called "faulty research"?
Jerome

Phoenixville, PA

#131 Oct 29, 2009
Katie Young wrote:
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Hi, I will personally come into your resturant and help you turn all the teachers away. I am familliar with ALL of them! Where do you work? I cant wait to come in and turn those discusting, greedy jerks away!
From a very frustrated 8th grade student!!!!
Yeah, where do you work? Answer the lady.
jones

AOL

#132 Oct 30, 2009
Jerome wrote:
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so you admit you base your entire knowledge on one article? Interesting "head in the sand" tactic! Isnt that called "faulty research"?
Dear Jerome,

Faulty research ?

I get the information about how the underfunding of psers is going to take place from the quarterly report given to every employee of every school district in Pa . It is also on-line so you can read it there also.
jones

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#133 Oct 30, 2009
jones wrote:
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I think I found one. Before you get your next school district tax ,you and the homeowner taxpayer are going to fund the psers underfunded by 10 billion pension plan . This was caused by raiding the fund for the pensioners and a decline in their investments.
By law the teachers 400,000 membership pension can never be reduced and the burden falls on the taxpayer for teachers and all state workers.
Someday someone will post names and payoffs of who this extortion level of mob rule legislation was paid to and passed into law.
Get this? you have to fund the school teachers underfunded pension. Any other company that went bankrupt because of pension costs were sent to the PBGC .
You can find all the facts on this one ,if you look around a little. I could print the whole article by the Commonwealth "Pensions and Politics: Why your taxes will skyrocket"
The teachers refused the 4.7 offer, went on strike , came back and said they would accept it. The School Board and Puerta said the economy is worse and the 4.7 contract is off the board and 3.5 is on . They end the strike today with some kind of gentlemen's agreement and the economy and employment statistics are worse ?
Meanwhile all the retired people on SS were told any cost of living is gone for the next two years.
I can't wait to see this gentlemen's agreement that gives the teachers an over the top contract while the economy sinks plus the retroactive pay for 14 months. The teachers wouldn't have gone back if the tide of intimidation wasn't turning in their favor and the screwing of the taxpayer/homeowner continues in a depressed economy.
All this contract will be is an extension of the mobbed up state we live in . "and when we get behind closed doors" get ready , taxpayers of the SVSD.

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