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Many teachers and educators across US at risk of losing their jobs in the next few months
Al-Reuters ^

Posted on 02/21/2010 4:41:26 PM PST by KansasCanadian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many teachers and educators across the United States are at risk of losing their jobs in the next few months, the country's education secretary told a meeting of the National Governors Association on Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoeducation; educationfunding; layoffs; nea; nga
Here it comes--releasing prisoners and closing interstate restrooms aren't going to work anymore.
1 posted on 02/21/2010 4:41:26 PM PST by KansasCanadian
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To: KansasCanadian

Keep the teachers.

As for the “educators”... let ‘em freeze to death in the dark.


2 posted on 02/21/2010 4:43:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: KansasCanadian

This means less revenue coming in to the coffers of the NEA!!!!


3 posted on 02/21/2010 4:43:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: KansasCanadian

Fire half the school administrators.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 4:44:12 PM PST by Carley
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To: KansasCanadian
...closing interstate restrooms...

LOL! Why is it that the bathrooms are always the first to go?

5 posted on 02/21/2010 4:44:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: KansasCanadian

Won’t school end in the next few months? Just sayin’...


6 posted on 02/21/2010 4:45:24 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: KansasCanadian

Welcome to the real world...


7 posted on 02/21/2010 4:45:37 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Carley

Cut the damn government pensions....


8 posted on 02/21/2010 4:45:44 PM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: KansasCanadian
Usual scare tactics


9 posted on 02/21/2010 4:45:56 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Da Coyote

Oh well, we ca’t afford them all and their lavish benefits. Let those unionized teachers feel some of the pain the rest of us are feeling.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 4:46:49 PM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: KansasCanadian
Many teachers and educators across the United States are at risk of losing their jobs in the next few months, the country's education secretary told a meeting of the National Governors Association on Sunday.

Oh? But the country's education secretary will be allowed to keep his I presume?

How about that guy who is in charge of teaching teachers how to teach children to engage in perverse sexual practices like "fisting"?

I suppose he'll keep his yob, right?

11 posted on 02/21/2010 4:47:02 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: KansasCanadian

It’s about time!


12 posted on 02/21/2010 4:47:18 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: KansasCanadian

Hmmmm . . . every cloud has a silver lining after all . . .


13 posted on 02/21/2010 4:47:21 PM PST by AUTiger83
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To: KansasCanadian

Most state govts and school districts used the porkulus to save jobs this past Fall. They were warned that Porkulus was a one time deal and not use it for payroll, but that’s what they and Obama wanted. Now a bigger butcher’s bill is coming due. Tax revenues have fallen and the folks are not in a mood to raise taxes. Duncan is quite correct and, save borrowing a lot more $$$ from the Chinese Reds, a very hard rain is gonna fall on a lot of educators.


14 posted on 02/21/2010 4:47:34 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: KansasCanadian

It’s about time!


15 posted on 02/21/2010 4:47:48 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: Da Coyote

Close the entire government school system and the real teachers will find work educating. Then the administrators, union thugs, professors in schools of education can become greeters at Walmart.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 4:47:50 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: KansasCanadian

My wife just put in her notice not to renew her contract at this particular district. The bureaucracy and child like games of the administrators make it not worth it.


17 posted on 02/21/2010 4:48:17 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Trust but Verify

>>Oh well, we ca’t afford them all and their lavish benefits. Let those unionized teachers feel some of the pain the rest of us are feeling.<<

They are the ones who collectively decided to protect thir incompetents. The axe now falls indiscriminately.

Sauce for the goose...


18 posted on 02/21/2010 4:49:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sacajaweau

Joy of six (figures): 738 NYC teachers getting $100G+ pensions

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2456298/posts


19 posted on 02/21/2010 4:49:47 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Da Coyote

From a recently retired TEACHER (starting tomorrow), your statement is spot on!!!


20 posted on 02/21/2010 4:50:01 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: KansasCanadian

And this is supposed to be bad news how?


21 posted on 02/21/2010 4:52:47 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Carley

Fire all those that voted for obama-! That’ll eliminate 70% of them-!!! Good riddance to those clueless ones-!


22 posted on 02/21/2010 4:53:12 PM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: KansasCanadian
This is the last great chance to get government out of education. School districts should be collected into REITs, go public on the stock market, and governments will be out of the game.

For individual teachers laid off, gather yourselves up and start a private school. It should be easy to compete with government run schools on service, and on the level of learning students can achive.

23 posted on 02/21/2010 4:55:42 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: KansasCanadian

...got a hunch part of this warning is to fire up the education complex...they are a major powerbase of the Dems who know they’re in for a tough fight in November.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 4:56:40 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: KansasCanadian

Good... and good riddance!

The vast majority have become nothing more than overpaid and ineffective babysitters.


25 posted on 02/21/2010 4:58:46 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: mnehring

Good for her.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 5:00:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: KansasCanadian

EPIC FAIL...

“I am very, very concerned about layoffs going into the next school year starting in September. Good superintendents are going to start sending out pink slips in March and April, like a month from now, as they start to plan for their budgets,” said Arne Duncan

The economic stimulus package pushed last year by the administration of President Barack Obama and approved by Congress saved at least 320,000 education jobs, Duncan told the governors.

The plan included the largest transfer of money from the U.S. government to states in the nation’s history, according to the Pew Center on the States.

It created a stabilization fund of $48 billion that provided cash directly to states, mostly for schools. But those funds will likely run out before the end of the year.

Duncan said the $1.5 billion “Race to the Top” grants included in the stimulus plan are on track to be distributed soon, with the finalists for the grants announced next week.

Obama has proposed extending the program, as well as expanding it by $3 billion, to fund new education innovations

In January, there were 8.03 million workers in local government education, down from 8.09 million a year before and 8.05 million in January 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61K2I520100221

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27 posted on 02/21/2010 5:04:59 PM PST by kcvl
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To: STONEWALLS

I wouldn’t be surprised. Reuters is the mouthpiece of the current White House


28 posted on 02/21/2010 5:05:19 PM PST by KansasCanadian (The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.)
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To: jimbo123
738 NYC teachers getting $100G+ pensions

I know one. A 60 year-old pot head!

29 posted on 02/21/2010 5:13:10 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Carley

Won’t happen. They have too much pull with the politicans.


30 posted on 02/21/2010 5:14:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Da Coyote
As for the “educators”... let ‘em freeze to death in the dark.

I have always wondered. I know what a teacher is, but what is an "educator" ?

31 posted on 02/21/2010 5:18:03 PM PST by libh8er
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well if we “fire” the politicians, then the teachers won’t have the power.


32 posted on 02/21/2010 5:19:38 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: ncpatriot

Perhaps with this recession, we’ll see laid off teachers serve as private tutors for home schooled students and more government schools will be forced to close.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 5:26:15 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: KansasCanadian

Gee, I guess Willie CCClintoon’s chickens are coming home to roost. He had several programs $1 billion for 100 thousand (fill in the blank). The blank was teachers, police, firefighters. In short, any municipality which put a new teacher, police officer or firefighters on the payroll received $10,000.00. The taxpayers of that municipality picked up the difference between that amount and the salary of the teacher, police officer or firefighter. Move forward about 12 years of such deficits and you have the deceitful B. Hussin Obama “saving” their jobs with federal tax dollars. It’s time we realize we cannot afford those 300,000 jobs CCClintoon “created” and let them go the way of the dinosaurs.


34 posted on 02/21/2010 5:32:28 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: libh8er
I have always wondered. I know what a teacher is, but what is an "educator" ?

Deputy Assistant Appointee to the Junior Vice Superintendant, and the fifty Adminstrative Assistants therof.

35 posted on 02/21/2010 5:41:02 PM PST by Gorzaloon (GET him AWAY from the CAMERA!! They are all figuring it out!!!)
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To: mnehring

I know how she feels. I have worked there over 37 years and they have made it clear they want me to retire. I have three more years before I get any SS and a year before I can touch my annuity, but if I leave, they can hire two new teachers.


36 posted on 02/21/2010 5:43:50 PM PST by Library Lady
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To: KansasCanadian
It's a start...
37 posted on 02/21/2010 6:09:44 PM PST by JasonC
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To: KansasCanadian

Classrooms do not need helpers, assistants, or aids. And we also don’t need the babysitting grades (K, pre-K, pre-pre-K, etc.)


38 posted on 02/21/2010 6:32:19 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Despair disguised as Hope.)
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To: KansasCanadian

It would be helpful if....
1. Defund the US Dept of Education- public schools are a state matter anyway.
2. Cut the free and reduced lunch in half.
3. Defund all this lousy “research” that gives us half-baked rubbish such as “21st Century Skills” and “Concept-based curriculum”.
4. Quit wasting money making rules for teachers to follow that require redundant personnel to manage the associated paperwork.
5. Remove the nepotism factor from things such as textbooks- instead of having an “approved list” of suppliers for schools, let the free market determine the price and let schools purchase the best stuff at the lowest price.


39 posted on 02/21/2010 6:44:59 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: BuffaloJack

I am a teacher. I do not, will not belong to NEA. I am so concerned with education in this country. There are many problems in testing our kids to death, and not properly teaching them the things they need to know and how to think for themselves. We don’t need more bureaucracy, but we do need help in the form of lower classroom sizes and assistants. When the government tells you that you cannot ability group your classrooms, it is extremely hard to meet the needs of all students without the help of an assistant. Just wanted to clear up the importance of assistants.


40 posted on 02/21/2010 7:06:15 PM PST by brewferr
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To: KansasCanadian

Good. They can start working for pay. But it’s doubtful that enough of them will be laid off very soon, because they’re too much preferred by controlling constituents and politicians. After the big default, on the other hand,...


41 posted on 02/21/2010 7:17:04 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Da Coyote
Keep the teachers.

Keep the good teachers. The urban schools in this country are a mess. The dropout rate is over 50% in our 50 largest cities.

42 posted on 02/21/2010 7:20:45 PM PST by kabar
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To: KansasCanadian

This is the best news in months...They serve no purpose other than to further the government’s indoctrination programs...


43 posted on 02/21/2010 7:23:42 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: All

FYI folks-

Thanks to the fact that we’ve allowed our local School Boards to make unions the sole representative of the teachers, here’s what this will really mean:

Good teachers will get laid off. Worthless piece of sh*t “teachers” will keep their jobs.

I’ve seen this DOZENS of times.

When cuts are made, there is only ONE factor that matters when jobs are at stake - how long someone has been there. I’ll post it again:

Good teachers will get laid off. Worthless piece of sh*t “teachers” will keep their jobs.


44 posted on 02/21/2010 7:30:10 PM PST by gopphoenix
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