Pohatcong Teachers Agree to Pay Cuts

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There won't be any squabbling over raises in New Jersey's Pohatcong School District. Full Story
Two More Years and Out

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#1 May 25, 2010
School board and the teachers did their part to keep the taxes in Pohat from going up. Too bad the TOWN COUNCIL couldn't be as diligent. Taxes in Pohat will increase 8.4% because of the lack of financial responsibility on part of town council. Now over $1.00 per $100 assessed value it is the highest in the area...and you guys wonder why there are over 80 homes for sale or in foreclosure here in Pohatcong? It's not our teachers!!!
jones

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#2 May 25, 2010
You call the teachers taking a 3% raise instead of a 4.5% a no increase in pay. You are in real trouble in Pohat ? First thing you should do is take a short Math course and find out what 3% means for teachers making how much ?$75,000 or more. Then times it by .03 %.

Then head to a council meeting and find out the figures you're getting ripped from . Add the both together and find out why we're heading for a revolution.

jones

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#3 May 25, 2010
If we ever come out of this depression the teachers will be first in line for the make-up raises they so gracefully gave back to the taxpayer.

I can't wait and almost hope this country falls flat on it's face and the real patriot can clean up the mess that was left behind. I gained some very nice neighbors from Jersey and Brooklyn and they moved here because it's a schittwhole waiting for more poiticians to dump in it.
jones

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#4 May 25, 2010
The only thing our legislators in Pa deserve from the taxpayer is a short death from a shorter rope.

The abuse of our money and corruption of the state requires all the patriots to make sure this happens as quickly as possible . A couple of shots whizzing by their heads will get the attention of all of them and the top cops goon squad to supress the coming revolution. When they realize they all can die for the mess they made they won't have enough left for all the grand layaway salutes for their fallen. Meabwhile we all could care less if we're cremated in a pile like a stack of wood. Dead is the same place and you won't neet anyone paying homage for stupid.
Marge

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#5 May 26, 2010
We live in a world filled with rocket scientists. The problem eminates from the politicians who are padding their pockets. Jump on the easy targets..teachers. I just don't understand the hate. Yes there are bad teachers, just like bad in all walks of life. So rather than fix our political woes, we elect bozos who stay true to their cronies and punish the rest of us. People of NJ stay put, fight the political corruptness, and make the rich, the insurance companies and pharmaceutical industry be accountable to us, the taxpayer who is carrying the freight.
Wake Up Pohat

Allentown, PA

#6 May 26, 2010
Are you joking? They chop the aides' benefits - the lowest paid employees of all, don't touch the administration and get back 1.5% from the teachers who will still be receiving a raise anyway. This is the worst recession seen in a long time. How about dumping an administrator or some extra secretaries? Wait - what about the special ed teachers who hang around classrooms acting like aides for 80,000 grand a year. With all these educators hanging around the kids you'd think their test scores would be better.
Drew

Allentown, PA

#7 May 26, 2010
Wake Up Pohat wrote:
Are you joking? They chop the aides' benefits - the lowest paid employees of all, don't touch the administration and get back 1.5% from the teachers who will still be receiving a raise anyway. This is the worst recession seen in a long time. How about dumping an administrator or some extra secretaries? Wait - what about the special ed teachers who hang around classrooms acting like aides for 80,000 grand a year. With all these educators hanging around the kids you'd think their test scores would be better.
Dumping an adminstrator and a few secretaries is tantamount to an obese person drinking a diet soda with their McDonald value meal. Thats simply not going to cut enough fat off the budget.
jones

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#8 May 26, 2010
Marge wrote:
We live in a world filled with rocket scientists. The problem eminates from the politicians who are padding their pockets. Jump on the easy targets..teachers. I just don't understand the hate. Yes there are bad teachers, just like bad in all walks of life. So rather than fix our political woes, we elect bozos who stay true to their cronies and punish the rest of us. People of NJ stay put, fight the political corruptness, and make the rich, the insurance companies and pharmaceutical industry be accountable to us, the taxpayer who is carrying the freight.
I agree totally Marge that elected officials and (who you know) State workers should be picked on as equally as teachers. It doesn't take rocket science to figure out the greed coming at us and will get worse as the teachers funds are depleted. How many homes are up for foreclosure that the bank doesn't want or have to up keep to sell them at a loss . 800, next year it could be 1600?

It still doesn't remove the fact that next years teacher contract will be reduced from a 4.5 % raise to 3.00%. That leaves next years teacher that makes $80,000 a year getting a $2,400. raise and a pat on the back for their generosity, while the general public no matter what job you have if any has to work all year and maybe time his/her vacation to satisfy the company store and it may not be a paid vacation?

180 days of work a year , the highest paid for less hours worked teachers and you don't understand the hate. It isn't really hating the teachers, it's the Union and legislators setting them out on the target range ?

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