Skip to comments.Providence plans to pink slip all teachers
Posted on 02/23/2011 5:48:31 AM PST by Track9
PROVIDENCE The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.
In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school.
In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the dire budget outline for the 2011-2012 school year in which we are projecting a near $40 million deficit for the district, Brady wrote. Since the full extent of the potential cuts to the school budget have yet to be determined, issuing a dismissal letter to all teachers was necessary to give the mayor, the School Board and the district maximum flexibility to consider every cost savings option, including reductions in staff. State law requires that teachers be notified about potential changes to their employment status by March 1.
To be clear about what this means, Brady wrote, this action gives the School Board the right to dismiss teachers as necessary, but not all teachers will actually be dismissed at the end of the school year.
This is beyond insane, Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith said Tuesday night. Lets create the most chaos and the highest level of anxiety in a district where teachers are already under unbelievable stress. Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941. That was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor.
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>> Lets create the most chaos and the highest level of anxiety in a district where teachers are already under unbelievable stress. Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941.
Where’s my tiny little violin? I know it’s around here somewhere.
My teacher told me it was the Germans.
Public schools should be dumped altogether. Private and homeschooling should be the norm, along with doing away with any requirement that a child be educated.
>> My teacher told me it was the Germans.
That was John Belushi. Of course, it can be hard to tell the difference between a union teacher and a sloppy clown-like comedian.
Japanese govt? I might have thought it was the military. Oh, well.
I thought unions always preferred their people to lose their jobs over losing their bargaining rights or having even a minor reduction in benefits!
I say well done! Fire the lot of them.
How long will it take for the Community Organizer in the WH to send his goons to Providence?
Weren’t all the teachers in one school fired and then rehired.
This all show and no go is laughable.
Just like the fired teachers in D.C......the Court demanded they get all their back pay for the time they weren’t working.
Look for the union label on a Court near you.
After all, the union label is already on the medical centers as we saw in Madison.
Since it was under the direction of an Emperor, it would be the Japanese People", would it not?
“””We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the dire budget outline for the 2011-2012 school year in which we are projecting a near $40 million deficit for the district, “”
Sounds like an appropriate action given a $40 million budget deficit with 1,926 teachers.
In our school district we have 2,800 teachers and a budget deficit of $15 million.
It seems timely that Providence take action to get the finances in order.
Considering the number of towns named “Providence” in the US, it’s a good idea to have the state name among the keywords, if not in the title.
You mean Unions are disturbed when others create chaos that effects their members? Hmmm so odd....
I thought the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, right after they discovered San Diego. Named after “ sandiego” Which is a german term for “A whale’s vagina”.
Say teacher contracts have to be given out by the administration on March 1 and returned by the teachers by March 15.
If the school budget hasn't been voted on yet and there are questions if it will pass as such, the school district may give out pink slips instead of contracts, with the understanding that contracts will be provided when the budget situation becomes clearer.
This situation may not be that unusual.
He said die, they flew into ships. They committed dastardly actions in his name. Similar in many ways to the current despot Mullahs.
You're assuming "the teacher" is a teacher and not a bussed in SEIU member.
The Japanese MILITARY bombed us. Japan as a NATION bombed us. The Japanese government ORDERED the bombing.
The writer is an idiot.
>> Which is a german term for A whales vagina.
I was with you up to here, but “whale’s vagina” is just too big of a stretch. ;-)
Good. I wish more school districts would start to play hard ball with these teacher unions.
Our school distract pulled a strike. They totally got away with it. They’re so overpaid here in NYS, it’s pathetic.
Lets create the most chaos and the highest level of anxiety in a district where teachers are already under unbelievable stress. Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941. That was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor.”
You know, just that statement makes me hate this guy.
I know what you mean. They've been at the government teat so long they don't know how out of touch and ridiculous they are.
I think your analysis is right on. I didn't see anything amounting to modification of union rights. It's just a temporary budget maneuver. Providence is a backwater of leftist union corruption and cronyism. I doubt any of this has to do with taxpayers getting a clue.
Over 2,400 people died in Pearl Harbor, but this socialist worm won't identify with the likes of them. Oh, no. Maybe he thinks Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State back then.
You can't fight people like this with words. They'll win every time because what they say is so insane that there's no rational response. Eventually America will realize this, then the fun will really start.
So true. The teachers union might even come out with a better deal than they have now. It's to be expected in Rhode Island.
This is my fear for Wisconsin. The Governor will fire some teachers and the Court will reinstate them WITH back pay.
Oh please. This Socialist scum doesn't have a CLUE what real war and combat entail.
Having to cough up a few more bucks for your own health insurance isn't the same as Pearl Harbor!
Then I would dare the judge to enforce his/her decision.
Let's be clear: whomever backs down in this crisis loses everything.
"Seven years of college down the drain! Might as well join the f***ing Peace Corps!"
Sloppy clown-like comedians pay a higher share of their health care and retirement.
It’s always a good day in America when Socialists are crying.
My, MY, there is a downside to collective bargaining - collective firing!
No it was the Tea Party
I’m Ron Burgundy?
I remember when people felt sympathy for teachers when I was a kid because their wages weren't all that good.
I agree that teaching is a tough job (I was a teacher for a few years).
But when teachers are making 1 1/2 or double what the average citizen that is paying taxes to pay them.....it's hard to muster up sympathy for them. Especially when they ask union thugs to help out.
The japanese people voted for the emperor?
Wow!! Overblown Hyperbole AND patronizing editorialism, in the same paragraph!
Please give credit where credit is due.
The attack on Pearl harbor was conducted by the Imperial Navy of Japan
Cut this fool some slack. We all know that teachers are underpaid, overworked and under-appreciated. They constantly tell us so. How can someone who “works” about 8 months each year, has interminable holidays, teacher days and sick days, has free “cadillac” health insurance, has tenure, can retire at any age, earns more than most people and has a loser, education degree gripe? What a total self-centered putz. This guy is afraid the hard-working homeowners won’t be shoveling him more slop at his trough. Tough luck, you commie freak.
I always like an good and ACCURATE rant.. makes the weather seem a little warmer. thanks
Bye bye now teach!
Learn to love the paper hat....
And a few handy phrases;
” shall serve no fries before their time. “
“No shirt, no shoes...”
” Learn it. Know it. Live it. “
In the words of Hugo Chavez’s best bud, become a “full hot orator”
Government schools are to learning what government housing is to neighborlinesses.
Government. The highest cost, lowest quality of antiquated goods and services provided poorly, broken and late.
Judge in D.C. ordered fired teachers to receive back pay.
CA Courts demanded that there be NO furloughs, no layoffs, etc.
NY Courts disallowed the Governor to layoff, furlough, or cut pay.
The unions rush into Court and they win!
Damn the taxpayer.
Main reason they are such a bad idea - kind of like a President with too much power.
Mr Blutarsky was awesome! He went on to be a Senator too.