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School District to lay off 1,015 teachers, literacy specialists
Las Vegas Sun ^
| Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 12:01 p.m.
| By Paul Takahashi (contact)
Posted on 05/16/2012 5:04:10 PM PDT by redreno
The beleaguered Clark County School District announced today it will send pink slips to 1,015 teachers and literacy specialists next month, triggering the worst-case scenario in dealing with a $64 million budget shortfall.
Under the final budget plan being voted on at Wednesdays School Board meeting, the district will lay off 840 teachers and 175 literacy specialists, which include librarians and reading coaches. The layoffs represent about 6 percent of the districts 18,000 licensed employees.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: education; nevada; taxes; teachers; unions
posted on 05/16/2012 5:04:14 PM PDT
If they lay off all of the Literacy Specialists, who’s gonna read the Union Edicts to the rest of the teachers??
posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:10 PM PDT
by Uncle Ike
(Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
f’em they could have kept all their union brothers and sisters employed if they had made wage concessions but they refused. Nevada’s finances stink but the teachers are lost in a land of pretend where the taxpayers can and will pay anything
posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT
To: Vince Ferrer
Exactly. You could get rid of 90% of the administrators and they’d never miss a beat, but they never get fired.
posted on 05/16/2012 5:11:59 PM PDT
At any given time, 25% of the employees in any organization are dead wood. Tenure is not wood preservative.
And nothing makes the other 75% happier than the exodus of the dead wood.
posted on 05/16/2012 5:13:46 PM PDT
(There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
To: redreno; Liz
Pink slips tp the illegal alien kids would save some $$$ also...
posted on 05/16/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT
by Tennessee Nana
(Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
To: Tennessee Nana
How many English as a Second Language teachers do they have? Did any of them get laid off?
posted on 05/16/2012 5:32:27 PM PDT
("From my cold dead hands.")
To: Vince Ferrer
posted on 05/16/2012 6:26:39 PM PDT
by Cyber Liberty
(Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
You could get rid of 90% of the teachers, have classes sizes of 1,000 each, and grades wouldn’t suffer.
They’re all a waste of money, but teachers are worse because administrators aren’t protected by unions (ineffective ones can be tossed).
White phone for Harry Reid...Harry Reid...Harry Reid...just unbelievable!
posted on 05/16/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT
(President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
it'll never happen....suddenly, they'll "find" money to save the teachers and everybody lives happily ever after, until the next budget.....
they send out layoff letters, there's the typical moaning and groaning for the poor children...and then we find out that not one was really layed off.....
posted on 05/16/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT
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