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Teacher pay averages $84,489; LAUSD data missing
contra costa times ^ | 7-25-14 | Thomas Himes

Posted on 07/29/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

A newly released survey of 653 of California’s 1,058 school systems reports teachers were paid on average $84,489, while 33 administrators earned more than $250,000 in pay alone last year.

The pay and compensation information was complied by The California Policy Center, a nonpartisan conservative public policy think tank that runs Transparent California, which posted the survey for the public to review at transparentcalifornia.com

“We’re doing this because the public employs the public sector; and members of the public, as voters are being continually asked to approve tax increase and bond measures,” Policy Center Director Ed Ring said. “You can’t make an informed decision if you don’t know how much public employees make.”

Pay and compensation for employees makes up a majority of spending by local government entities; thus, it’s imperative the figures are publicly reported, Ring said.

Los Angeles Unified, California’s largest school system and the second biggest in the nation, was the only school system to refuse the center’s request for pay and compensation information, according to media reports. Although pay and compensation information for the state’s second biggest school system, San Diego Unified, was also missing from the database.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; debt; education; schools; unions

1 posted on 07/29/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Why do LAUSD teachers get paid so much? To teach the illegal invaders how to speak English? America is doomed.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 7:16:22 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing
To teach the illegal invaders how to speak English?

Si senor!

3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:22:35 PM PDT by celmak
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Why do LAUSD teachers get paid so much? To teach the illegal invaders how to speak English? America is doomed.

We don't know how much LAUSD teachers make, because they are one of the only districts to refuse to provide the data.

4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:24:12 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

LAUSD, and San Diego USD per the article WERE NOT INCLUDED as the information was not in the data base, but to answer your question it IMO isn’t to teach English to the students rather to teach Spanish to their teachers. /S


5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I was filling out an employment app once and the first question was, “Do you speak english?”

I wrote, “Si”.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:30:23 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: TurboZamboni

LAUSD would have probably raised that average even more


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:31:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TurboZamboni

That makes them top 1% where husband & wife are both teachers.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:32:56 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst & dumbest president ever, any republican would be much better.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m LAUSD at 10 years and I get around $61,000, for what it’s worth.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: TurboZamboni
"The pay and compensation information was complied by The California Policy Center..."
10 posted on 07/29/2014 7:40:56 PM PDT by moovova
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To: A_perfect_lady

Not to be argumentative with you, but perhaps they are figuring in vacation, retirements, health insurance, and other off check remunerations.

I would have no idea how this might affect your recognized pay. Perhaps it wouldn’t.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:58:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I don’t know, but I live in LA, and every teacher I’ve ever known does lots of whining about how they’re not paid enough, and they also complain that all the time off they get isn’t enough, either.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 8:04:59 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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13 posted on 07/29/2014 8:20:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DoughtyOne
Not to be argumentative with you, but perhaps they are figuring in vacation, retirements, health insurance, and other off check remunerations. I would have no idea how this might affect your recognized pay. Perhaps it wouldn’t.

Ah, right. I was just thinking take-home. I always forget about medical because I almost never go to the doctor. Luckily, I'm very healthy.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 8:56:18 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: TurboZamboni

They can have a drop out rate of 50% and those that do graduate cannot read, write or do arithmetic very well and keep your job and get months off of vacation and a high pension paid by those that have none and get extra money for “sick leave” where private business is at best 2 days a month or lose it.

I have a cousin whose husband is a University professor and he was indignant when I said that no one should bank sick leave and that people should pay for their own retirement. He was seething saying he earned it.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 9:16:35 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Nea Wood
I live in LA, and every teacher I’ve ever known does lots of whining about how they’re not paid enough

That's life in a bubble. I've lived in D.C. for over 30 years. Many of the GS'ers talk the same way. A lot of them are reasonably sensible people when you call them on it and force a discussion, but the complaint about pay is the default setting. It comes of spending most of their time in a closed environment where no one questions the party line.

I try to stay civil, but it can be a challenge. I used to interact occasionally with an approximately 40 year old GS 15 with a spouse making comparable or more money, with a combined family income north of $250,000, who simply could not comprehend that she was in the top two percent. She lived in an upscale neighborhood where all the houses were in the same price range, so she considered herself average. As a GS 15, she interacted at work largely with other senior managers, SES types, and politicals, and managed to overlook the vast majority of fellow federales, including the people she supervised, who were making much less. Bubble mentality.

16 posted on 07/29/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: CivilWarBrewing

NJ teachers are paid like this as well; bilingual education is a scam that sucks taxpayers dollars, and in addition they try to keep those jobs “in the family” by creating a new category here in NJ: “bi-cultural” instead of just bi-lingual (so a Hispanic can be hired instead of a more-qualified Anglo that speaks Spanish.

An acquaintance in her mid-40s pulls down nearly $100K (imagine what this will be by retirement age) “teaching” Hispanics in a NJ city that hasn’t been paying their own way for decades. Thankfully at least these places are losing their police protection we’ve been paying for as the “poverty industry” funnels that money to teachers (and on to the Democratic Party). The dead children of our permanent underclass are the price for their lives of leisure...


17 posted on 07/29/2014 9:56:06 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: entropy12

“That makes them top 1% where husband & wife are both teachers.”

Common pairings (also mixing cops and teachers); they are totally detached from the population as a whole, and relate better to other workfare recipients.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 9:59:41 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Call the district and complain... Be sure press 4 for English....


19 posted on 07/29/2014 10:02:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

“Educators” definitely and shamelessly belly-up to the trough. Considering thet have “education” degrees, “work” about 8 1/2 months per year, have many paid holidays, have extensive benefits and cushy retirement plans, are unionized and can’t get fired for incompetence, they have it made in the shade. Professors are even worse takers and frequent whiners. Yes, there some good teachers but the 75% slackers make the rest look bad.


20 posted on 07/30/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Thanks for the nice response.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 11:08:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: TurboZamboni
And presumably these teachers get summers off and healthcare/pensions covered?

Wow.

22 posted on 07/30/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Signalman

When I fill out the census form it asks “race”

I always write in “human”

They followed up with a call asking more questions and I told them I wasn’t answering them. I eventually had to hang up on the girl because she wouldn’t quit asking.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 1:23:27 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: ogen hal

““Educators” definitely and shamelessly belly-up to the trough. Considering thet have “education” degrees,... “

Education majors have some of the lowest test scores. And you’d have to be a moron not to pass the education classes. When I got my teaching credential, with my last class I tested how little I could do and still get a C. I quit, studying, then quit reading the book altogether, quit proofreading my papers, etc. Still got an A.

“Education” classes are a joke.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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