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Providence plans to pink slip all teachers
Providence journal ^ | 2/23/11 | Linda Borg

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. “Let’s 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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Looks like a consolidation move, no changes to coercive union rights.
1 posted on 02/23/2011 5:48:34 AM PST by Track9
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To: Track9

>> “Let’s 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.”

Oh, pleeze.

Where’s my tiny little violin? I know it’s around here somewhere.


2 posted on 02/23/2011 5:50:51 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Track9
"Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941.” That was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor.

My teacher told me it was the Germans.

3 posted on 02/23/2011 5:50:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Track9

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.


4 posted on 02/23/2011 5:51:44 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: ClearCase_guy

>> 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.


5 posted on 02/23/2011 5:52:09 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Track9
The socialist chickens are coming home to roost.
6 posted on 02/23/2011 5:52:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Japanese govt? I might have thought it was the military. Oh, well.


7 posted on 02/23/2011 5:53:42 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (The great American prostate exam continues.)
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To: Track9

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.


8 posted on 02/23/2011 5:54:11 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 Epic Fail version)
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To: Track9

How long will it take for the Community Organizer in the WH to send his goons to Providence?


9 posted on 02/23/2011 5:54:15 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Track9

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.


10 posted on 02/23/2011 5:54:19 AM PST by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: InvisibleChurch; ClearCase_guy
Too clever by half trying to tie in the "government" angle.

Since it was under the direction of an Emperor, it would be the Japanese People", would it not?

11 posted on 02/23/2011 5:58:05 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: Track9

“””“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,” “”

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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.


12 posted on 02/23/2011 5:58:23 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: ClearCase_guy
Was your teacher a retired senator?







Senator John Blutarsky, undergraduate photo.
13 posted on 02/23/2011 5:59:15 AM PST by Jagermonster (They will not force us. They will stop degrading us. They will not control us. We will be victorious)
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To: Track9

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.


14 posted on 02/23/2011 6:00:41 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Nervous Tick

You mean Unions are disturbed when others create chaos that effects their members? Hmmm so odd....


15 posted on 02/23/2011 6:01:03 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Nervous Tick

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”.


16 posted on 02/23/2011 6:02:02 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Track9
I've seen this before in other towns.

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.

17 posted on 02/23/2011 6:02:02 AM PST by longjack
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To: InvisibleChurch
EMPEROR Hirohito... Gum't by edict!

He said die, they flew into ships. They committed dastardly actions in his name. Similar in many ways to the current despot Mullahs.

18 posted on 02/23/2011 6:02:10 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: Nervous Tick
t can be hard to tell the difference between a union teacher and a sloppy clown-like comedian.

You're assuming "the teacher" is a teacher and not a bussed in SEIU member.

19 posted on 02/23/2011 6:02:26 AM PST by lonestar
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Japanese MILITARY bombed us. Japan as a NATION bombed us. The Japanese government ORDERED the bombing.

The writer is an idiot.


20 posted on 02/23/2011 6:03:18 AM PST by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: Dick Vomer

>> Which is a german term for “A whale’s vagina”.

I was with you up to here, but “whale’s vagina” is just too big of a stretch. ;-)


21 posted on 02/23/2011 6:03:54 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Track9

Good. I wish more school districts would start to play hard ball with these teacher unions.


22 posted on 02/23/2011 6:04:00 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Track9

Our school distract pulled a strike. They totally got away with it. They’re so overpaid here in NYS, it’s pathetic.


23 posted on 02/23/2011 6:04:09 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Track9

“Let’s 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.


24 posted on 02/23/2011 6:06:08 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care
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.

25 posted on 02/23/2011 6:10:21 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: longjack
This situation may not be that unusual.

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.

26 posted on 02/23/2011 6:17:50 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Track9
"Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941."

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.

27 posted on 02/23/2011 6:17:50 AM PST by Batrachian (9/11 confirmed everything I already knew about Islam. Not that it needed much confirming.)
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To: Carley
Look for the union label on a Court near you.

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.

28 posted on 02/23/2011 6:23:20 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Track9

This is my fear for Wisconsin. The Governor will fire some teachers and the Court will reinstate them WITH back pay.


29 posted on 02/23/2011 6:27:14 AM PST by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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Let’s 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

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!

30 posted on 02/23/2011 6:28:14 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Carley
This is my fear for Wisconsin. The Governor will fire some teachers and the Court will reinstate them WITH back pay.

Then I would dare the judge to enforce his/her decision.

Let's be clear: whomever backs down in this crisis loses everything.

31 posted on 02/23/2011 6:29:57 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Jagermonster
"Mr. Blutarsky.....zero...point....zero."

"Seven years of college down the drain! Might as well join the f***ing Peace Corps!"

32 posted on 02/23/2011 6:31:21 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Nervous Tick
"the difference between a union teacher and a sloppy clown-like comedian."

Sloppy clown-like comedians pay a higher share of their health care and retirement.

33 posted on 02/23/2011 6:32:36 AM PST by hometoroost (From Hope and Change to Gropin' Some Strange)
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To: Track9

It’s always a good day in America when Socialists are crying.


34 posted on 02/23/2011 6:32:52 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Track9

My, MY, there is a downside to collective bargaining - collective firing!


35 posted on 02/23/2011 6:38:20 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No it was the Tea Party


36 posted on 02/23/2011 6:41:36 AM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Dick Vomer

I’m Ron Burgundy?


37 posted on 02/23/2011 6:48:57 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Track9
Time for Americans to go to mostly Private and homeschooling.

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.

38 posted on 02/23/2011 6:53:54 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

The japanese people voted for the emperor?


39 posted on 02/23/2011 6:56:44 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (The great American prostate exam continues.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941.” That was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor.

Wow!! Overblown Hyperbole AND patronizing editorialism, in the same paragraph!

40 posted on 02/23/2011 6:56:48 AM PST by wbill
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To: InvisibleChurch

Please give credit where credit is due.

The attack on Pearl harbor was conducted by the Imperial Navy of Japan


41 posted on 02/23/2011 6:57:10 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: PATRIOT1876

Saving


42 posted on 02/23/2011 6:58:04 AM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: EEGator

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.


43 posted on 02/23/2011 6:59:15 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I always like an good and ACCURATE rant.. makes the weather seem a little warmer. thanks


44 posted on 02/23/2011 7:03:41 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Track9

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”


45 posted on 02/23/2011 7:11:51 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Wolfie

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.


46 posted on 02/23/2011 7:18:36 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: bert

roger that


47 posted on 02/23/2011 7:22:50 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (The great American prostate exam continues.)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


48 posted on 02/23/2011 7:44:35 AM PST by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: InvisibleChurch
No, but a sovereign speaks for the whole of the people.

Main reason they are such a bad idea - kind of like a President with too much power.

49 posted on 02/23/2011 8:03:28 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Mr Blutarsky was awesome! He went on to be a Senator too.


50 posted on 02/23/2011 8:04:55 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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