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Schools primed for 'militant teacher strikes'
over post-COVID pay, benefits and respect

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/21/2022 11:29:27 PM

In January, Minneapolis Public Schools students stayed home for two weeks as the omicron COVID-19 variant surged and schools shuttered. This month, schools have closed for another two weeks – and counting – because of a teacher strike. (Snip) "I think you are going to see more militant teacher strikes over the next couple of years," said Jon Shelton, a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professor who studies teachers unions. The heaviest COVID-19 wave is subsiding, but two years of pandemic teaching have taken a toll. Educators are navigating health protocols, staff shortages, students' academic challenges, parents' frustrations and national criticism of how


Is there any profession that whines and bellyaches more than public school teachers?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/21/2022 11:40:43 PM (No. 1106327)
Whining for respect.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/21/2022 11:41:28 PM (No. 1106328)
Nobody wants to attend a public school any longer. Give the parents their money back.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Italiano 3/22/2022 12:21:38 AM (No. 1106336)
Kids are better off without public school teachers.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blackbird 3/22/2022 12:31:53 AM (No. 1106339)
The only thing These teachers unions demonstrate is a gross misuse of power. They must be crushed if not disbanded if we are ever to again regain our education system to really teach our children what they need to know in order to help our country survive and prosper in the future.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 3/22/2022 1:55:00 AM (No. 1106357)
FYI The Mpls school teachers mentioned here who are on strike make an average salary of $70,000 for nine month of "work". They are demanding mental health counselors in each school (yet they were at the forefront of not wanting in-classroom teaching, promoting CRT, gender confusion issues, and insisting on masks. IOW - they are a main cause of any mental health issues.) They say they want more money for teacher aides who average $25K for nine months of "work," but I feel that if the teachers are making $70K for nine months, they can do their own teacher aiding. I'm not being glib. I was a school teacher and principal for 12 years at a private school. We made far less money than the local public school teachers, and our kids excelled. Why? Because our faculty loved the children and looked at educating them as a privilege and calling from God.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: singermom9 3/22/2022 2:07:21 AM (No. 1106361)
Respect? Stop coming out of the closet to your kids and just teach them to read write and do arithmetic. Nobody cares who or what you THINK you are. Respect the kids too. There are plenty of videos of teachers yelling and bullying kids. Here is a video of teachers and gender. And there is this How Activist Teachers Recruit Kids so parents do not know.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/22/2022 3:17:22 AM (No. 1106368)
These teachers deserve nothing except for getting fired.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 3/22/2022 4:57:52 AM (No. 1106383)
1. The technology exists to allow networks of virtual schools with retired teachers and or retired baby boomers with the ability to teach the basics, lead book discussions to every child in front of a screen. 2. Find those young lawyers to fight the school boards, bust those unions with some nice long strikes and get those virtual schools certified. The future of the republic is riding on it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Subsuburban 3/22/2022 5:02:54 AM (No. 1106384)
Until the early part of the 19th Century, education in America was a purely private concern, yet literacy was almost universal. Parents taught their children, or hired a tutor or teacher and paid for the pedagogical process. It was when the "Progressives" came along to promote the Prussian style of public, government controlled compulsory education that things changed. Over the ensuing 150 years, the government indoctrination style of education we now sadly have come to accept as "normal" arose. The purpose of "public" schools is now not education, but indoctrination, to produce obedient slaves to the government. Once the government became dominated by the same "progressives" as control the scholastic process, a perfect storm of socialist control arose, as we clearly see now. The only way out of this morass is to abolish government control of the process, disband the "public" school system and return control of education to the parents. Home schooling is a step in the right direction. Unless, of course, one wants to see the imposition of a state controlled population.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 5 handicap 3/22/2022 5:34:55 AM (No. 1106390)
I gotta believe the very best School Districts will soon de-certify Teachers Unions! The pestilence that is the Union Movement should be decontaminated or destroyed in its entirety. America and the world would be so much better off.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq 3/22/2022 6:04:42 AM (No. 1106401)
Education? More like extortion. I remember during my high school years one district was strike-prone. The seniors were the pawns, because they needed to graduate to continue to college. Sounds like things haven't really changed. Long live the unions!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 3/22/2022 6:08:46 AM (No. 1106403)
Those who can, do! Those who can’t, Teach! I know it’s a rotten job but is also now American hating globalists cabals in every city in the country! Go on strike, comrade! You are fired!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/22/2022 6:26:01 AM (No. 1106408)
The teachers don't report to work. One solution, remove and replace.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: anniebc 3/22/2022 6:36:14 AM (No. 1106416)
There's a teacher shortage because of the all-around failures of the unions, administrators, and bureaucrats. Taxpayers of the US unite! Defund education!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rather Read 3/22/2022 6:39:20 AM (No. 1106421)
My grandfather went to a small country school. He made it to about the 6th grade and he was one of the smartest men I have ever known. He never stopped learning. He started his own business and succeeded. He respected education and sent all of his children to college. But then back then teachers taught.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/22/2022 6:43:36 AM (No. 1106425)
The government objective here is this: An uneducated, mentally screwed up child is well on his/her way toward becoming another democrat dependant.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: BarryNo 3/22/2022 7:27:30 AM (No. 1106442)
Apparentlt, teachers want to be paid for NOT doing their jobs. Fire them. Hire some teachers who want to teach and disband the unions.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JHHolliday 3/22/2022 8:07:00 AM (No. 1106468)
They should be fired, of course, but this is Minneapolis and that will never happen. The poor kids in public schools will continue to suffer from atrocious teaching.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: AltaD 3/22/2022 8:29:38 AM (No. 1106475)
FTA: Shaun Laden, a Minneapolis union leader, said in an update last week. "We don't have a budget crisis. We have a values and priorities crisis." I agree, though I'm fairly certain my definition of values and priorities differs from the union's.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dr. Constant 3/22/2022 9:19:51 AM (No. 1106503)
Public schools are child abuse. All public school teachers All of them should be imprisoned and the systems destroyed.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: TJ54 3/22/2022 9:21:54 AM (No. 1106506)
More leftwing fantasies from Anti USA Today. I think many parents have had enough of these pampered “public servants.” Ironically before there were teachers unions, teachers tended to be conservative and very patriotic!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/22/2022 9:31:49 AM (No. 1106519)
I live in a rural parish inS Louisiana and the schools are doing virtual teaching today, with the students staying home, because we 'might' have bad weather today, per last nights announcement by the TV weather guesses. We had a 'weather' day last week, for the same reason. I assume it's because we didn't get our obligatory days off this past winter because, "it might snow!" So far, all I've seen of the 'it might snow or might have tornadoes,etc.' days , have been beautiful, sunny days, which allows the teachers to visit (take shelter) in the big box store in town and the kids to shelter down by the lake, saving the fish from the weather. In other words, our school board is a joke. In their defense, they are probably all honor grads of the local school system. I went to school in Minnesota and Iowa in the 50's, graduating in '61, and I don't think we ever had a weather day. And why is someone paid to 'study teachers unions?' Rant over!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/22/2022 9:37:12 AM (No. 1106529)
Collective bargaining rights for state and local government employees, including teachers,e came out of the race riots of 1967-68, to a large degree. Pennsylvania, for example, gave CB rights to police and firefighters in 1968, all other State and local government employees in 1970. NY passed the Taylor Act, granting CB rights to all state and local government employees in 1967.. I would argue that out of crisis comes opportunity - a Korean saying - and that the Kung Flu manufactured crisis would be an excellent time to reevaluate all aspects of elementary and secondary education. I have handled 30 plus factfinding cases, where I was assigned by the State to mediate where possible, and to hold formal hearings, hear testimony under oath, and in the end, offer recommendations for resolution of the bargaining impasse. The stress level is high on those participating. It is easy to get angry at the teachers and/or the school board in the bargaining process, but I would suggest that we not paint all teachers with the same brush. And the same goes for school boards. The big city teachers unions and their members draw all of the negative attention, but in most school settings, the parties are amicable.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: FLCracker 3/22/2022 10:21:27 AM (No. 1106579)
How are they going force us to respect them?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: smokincol 3/22/2022 11:37:40 AM (No. 1106696)
Mogadishu, Minnesota leading the way to illiteracy if they keep it up the kids won't be able to count how many periods there are in a hockey game
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Reply 26 - Posted by: paral04 3/22/2022 6:19:23 PM (No. 1107046)
These teachers sat at home for over one year while getting full pay. Now they want a raise to do their jobs. Time to close public schools and start home schooling or have the churches do it. Public schools are nothing more that indoctrination institutions worrying more about "fairness" and less about preparing children to be contributing members of the community.
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