"I would be willing to pay even more for heath care to save money and jobs. Most of my peers feel the same way."This will be the last I say here. I don't how or why some of you are so blind to the truth or what I have said. After I said I have a Master's degree I said "so what". Which means I don't think that fact holds any significance so I guess Jimmy missed the point on that. I never said it means I am dedicated.
I find work all summer to make ends meet. Not complaining, just stating a fact. I agree, the pension is a great thing. However, I did not complain about my job. I restate, "I love my job".
So Ben, are you saying I, as a teacher, can't do math, English, science, and that is why I teach it? That is the dumbest thing I ever heard. I think that old saying you are quoting is meant for a different situation. Like someone who can no longer mountain climb or surf has to now settle for teaching others. If I didn't know math or couldn't read I would not be able to teach others to do these things.
I am not crying about anything, I love my job and think I get a fair wage to do it. You must be pretty ignorant to think all city kids become gang members.
Finally, I still don't think we need the viagra added to our health plan, so I guess Ben agrees with me on this point.
It amazes me how many people seem to hate teachers. I feel we are in a good situation as far as pay and benefits go. I would be willing to pay even more for heath care to save money and jobs. Most of my peers feel the same way.
I respect you for this comment. Too bad your union does not feel the same way. They had a chance to save the jobs that will be lost by changing health plans, but the union decided to hold out and wait for the next "stimulus" bill that was passed by the House that will help save these jobs.