Sunday, April 29, 2007

Crisis avoided

Good to see that most teachers realized that you don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

If you can't tell, I voted "yes". The way I look at it, teachers would have been given less if a mediator were to have come into the district because the district doesn't have money. You can't give away what you don't have. Now, this means that cuts need to be made (and they have been), but that is something that needed to be done awhile ago. We haven't been looking at the school as a business, and therefore haven't been looking at efficiency. To survive the lean times, we need to start thinking smarter and further ahead.

Still, with a district that might have about 40% of its teachers retiring in the next 5 years, there better be some serious investigation about how we are going to recruit and retain good teachers.

Lowest pay in the area + out of control health care costs + high standard of living costs + declining enrollment = a situation that could easily get very, very ugly.

Everyone, and I mean everyone (district, administrators, teachers, community) better start doing some serious work regarding the efficiency of our schools or turnover will become a huge issue.
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