Shame on you Chicago!

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    I can't even rationalize how teachers could do such a thing. If they are unhappy with their circumstances, there are other routes they could have taken. For example, they could have suspended all extra-curricular coaching/sporting events. They could have boycotted local businesses until the contract was approved. This makes me very sad for the students of Chicago.
     
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    After school!
     
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    Molly, I think - when we did the thread about contract hours - that Chicago does have less than 7.5 hours per day.

    TG, I hadn't heard about all of the other stuff. Off to go investigate. (They cut all of our budget monies this year, so from now on, everything for the classroom - except copy paper - comes out of our pockets. It's almost as interesting as the pay for me.)
     
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    Well, maybe the students should go on strike whenever they think the teacher is being unfair. Yes, they should just walk out of the building and leave. But, then the parents would be charged for truancy in court.

    If you can't put the students first, get out of the profession.
     
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    Trolls + food = bad.
     
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    They do have a shorter day, but isn't the year longer? When I looked at the pay scales, the contract days and hours seemed similar to my total hours.

    Mrs: go read the official document put out by the CTU--it is linked in another thread here. Most of the issues are directly related to the students. For example, dangerous building conditions. Would you happily send YOUR kid to a school with falling plaster?

    At any rate, unless you are adequately informed as to why they are striking, you are contributing nothing here except random babble.
     
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    molly, where's that doc, please?
     
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    I'll try to link, but my iPad 3G is making things very difficult.
     
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    Can you post the name of the A to Z thread?
     
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    I feel just a little bad for the parents who had no warning that this was going to happen. (At least that's the way the news made it seem.) With that being said, if we could strike in my state, I would be the first person out there. We are treated so poorly it's downright pitiful.
     
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    If the parents hadn't made a back-up plan, then it is their fault. They knew it could be a very real possibility.
    I do feel bad for the parents who can't afford day care, or to take a day off for that matter.
    But as for the notice? They knew it could happen. They've been talking about this for months.
     
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    I was definitely going to call TROLL!;)
     
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