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Sunday, February 5, 2012

More Outrage

Suspended Teachers Still Collect Salaries. I was looking on information on a particular New York teacher who was reported to have been suspended for the last 10 years and still drawing a six digit salary and would soon receive $100,000+ annual pension upon retirement. As I was researching this I stumbled across a called "Teachers Unions Exposed" which says it more clearly than I can.

According to Teachers Unions Exposed one out of every 57 doctors loses his or her license to practice medicine; One out of every 97 lawyers loses their license to practice law.....but in many major cities, only one out of 1000 teachers is fired for performance-related reasons. Why? Tenure...and Union protection.

One of the most scandalous manifestations of teacher tenure was the so-called “Rubber Rooms” of New York City. According to The New York Daily News, at any given time an average of 700 teachers were being paid not to teach (they instead reported to “rubber rooms”) while the district jumped through the hoops (imposed by the union contract and the law) needed to pursue discipline or termination. A city teacher in New York that ends up being fired will have spent an average of 19 months in the disciplinary process. The Daily News reported that the New York City school district spent more than $65 million annually paying teachers accused of wrongdoing, in addition to the cost of hiring substitutes.

Again that site is Teachers Unions Exposed - go there at the risk of getting real mad.

Football Legends Sue League and Owners. Another thing that pisses me off is Professional athletes complaining about their job. If you don't like it then find something else to do,...there are many people, probably as talented, waiting in the wings to take your place. If the movie "The Replacements" is any sign, they'll be more entertaining too!

I was hoping that the NBA could not comes to terms,..the issue was how much revenue (besides salaries mind you) that the players shared in. They were about to cut off their own nose to spite their collective faces because the owners were offering something like 49% and the players wanted 51%. I will not ever in my life watch a professional basketball game because of this.

I was hearing Hall of Famer Tony Dorset speaking for 300 ex-pro football players that are suing the league (the NFL) and the owners for not taking enough reasonable care to limit or reduce injuries or severity of injuries received playing ball. I couldn't believe it! This is football buddy. People get hurt. In war, people get maimed and killed. You are paid an enormous amount of money to play a sport. While teachers,...good teachers,...languish in many states below $50K a year.

Boy do we have our priorities mixed up,.....entertainment then education. That's like the Democrats putting ideology before the Nation's best interests.

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