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Striking teachers scream insults at substitute teachers
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 03/20/2013 6:38:46 PM PDT by markomalley

Now in its third week, a teachers strike in Strongsville, Ohio has parents, teachers and administrators at wit’s end, after several tense exchanges between the strikers and the substitute teachers filling in for them.

Earlier this month, Strongsville public teachers went on strike following failed contract negotiations between their union and the city. The city wants to cut the state’s contribution to teacher pensions; in exchange, the union wants a compensatory salary increase. The current average salary for a Strongsville teacher is $64,450, according to local reports.

Since then, the strike has occasionally turned ugly.

Video footage showed striking teachers gathered around the police station, harassing substitute teachers who were applying for interim positions at Strongsville schools. The teachers shouted “scab,” and “go home,” at several applicants, who were escorted into the building by police.

One protester shouted “Rosa Parks would be ashamed” at a black woman attempting to enter the building, prompting a police officer to inform the crowd that that woman was on police business, not applying for a job.

The spectacle has angered some parents, who say the teachers are setting a poor example for their kids.

“This strike is embarrassing the community, and it’s been going on too long,” said Paul Komarek, who recently organized a counter-protest to encourage teachers to end the strike, in a statement.

Even some of the students agree.

“Maybe they’ll get a little more mature about it and come back for their students’ sake,” said high school senior Lydia Kareha. “I hope they see this and understand that what they’re doing is ridiculous, to an extent.”

The union representing the teachers, the Strongsville Education Association, maintains that the city is deliberately prolonging the strike to save money, because substitute teachers are cheaper than regular teachers.

“The Board wants to prolong this strike to make money, while the students of the district continue to suffer,” said SEA President Tracy Linscott in a statement.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: arth

1 posted on 03/20/2013 6:38:46 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
The spectacle has angered some parents, who say the teachers are setting a poor example for their kids.

Are you JUST NOW beginning to discover this? I could tell you stories that would make your hair curl.

2 posted on 03/20/2013 6:41:10 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: markomalley

3 posted on 03/20/2013 6:41:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: markomalley

The stiking commie piggies are the same morons who tell us how much they love “teaching the churldren”. There isn’t a REAL teacher in the bunch.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: markomalley

Mass firing and mass hiring.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 6:43:42 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley; wintertime; metmom

““Maybe they’ll get a little more mature about it and come back for their students’ sake,” said high school senior Lydia Kareha.”

This kid, I guess, is going to have to LEARN THE HARD WAY what 15% of us FReeper-parents already know - which is that the LAST THING public school teachers care about is the students.

(by the way, the other 85% of Freeper-parents think like this girl, which is why they STILL CONTINUE to send their kids to these government facilities)


6 posted on 03/20/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: markomalley

Would’nt you be mad as heck if your $64 thousand salary for 9 months work was in jeopardy?


7 posted on 03/20/2013 6:58:28 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: markomalley
“The Board wants to prolong this strike to make money, while the students of the district continue to suffer,” said SEA President Tracy Linscott

And the teachers are just innocent bystanders?

8 posted on 03/20/2013 6:58:40 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: markomalley

The “professionals” showing their “professionalism.”


9 posted on 03/20/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: markomalley
“The Board wants to prolong this strike to make money, while the students of the district continue to suffer,” said SEA President Tracy Linscott

So....the SEA President is saying one "teacher" isn't as good as another "teacher"!

Got it!!

10 posted on 03/20/2013 7:03:25 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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But, it’s for the kids. /sarc You can throw all the money in the world at them and it won’t be enough and it certainly won’t make them better teachers. Fire’em.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 7:09:40 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: markomalley

The Teachers Union is so big that their students fail.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: markomalley

The Teachers Union is so big that their students fail.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: markomalley

Just one of several reasons why I have an extreme dislike of unions especially public sector unions such as this.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 7:14:25 PM PDT by winodog
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To: markomalley
The “Union” contract has expired.

The Union's teacher/employees invested their money, time and faith unwisely.
It's never wise to trust any government at any level.

One would think educated people would know that....LOL!

15 posted on 03/20/2013 7:22:19 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: sarasmom

wisconsin redeux


16 posted on 03/20/2013 7:28:26 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: markomalley
“This strike is embarrassing.....

Based on my experience with unions it is virtually impossible to embarrass a union. The sense of entitlement is staggering at times.

17 posted on 03/20/2013 7:31:53 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: markomalley
The VAST majority of the Community is now firmly looking at these teachers as pigs, trying to get their trough filled to spilling over.

The MAIN holdout is a 2-year freeze that was implemented when revenues couldn't sustain the step salary increases. Now, the Teachers will ONLY accept a new contract that gives them pay increases going forward, AND, MUST INCLUDE THE "BACK PAY" that was the frozen step increase portion. They want "BACK PAY", and their average current salary is $60K plus, AND, their Benefits (Medical/Retirement/etc.) puts them in the $80K+ range, for a 9-month job. NONE of them will allow skills testing for competency, because they have Tenure, and can't be dismissed for incompetence that way. Public Sector Unions should be BANNED; they are EMPLOYED by the TAXPAYERS.

Union thugs from outside Strongsville have been on the picket lines, and they have had Teachers arrested for disobeying police orders, AND, for doing Criminal property damaging.

I hope the School Board keeps them out for the remainder of the School Year, and in the summer, they should just hire ALL new non-Union Teachers (plenty of quality Teachers would LOVE to come to the School System, where pay and benefits are FAR BETTER than nearly every school district in the State of Ohio).

18 posted on 03/20/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: markomalley

Somebody needs to make up a good compilation of these spitting union-thug “educators” to be viewed at the next Town meeting.

Put them in ads on cable TV, action shot posters. The public should be getting a quality education about “education” from this “teachable moment”.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: markomalley

bfl


20 posted on 03/20/2013 7:42:55 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: traditional1

The question is: How much do these teachers recieve/year after retirement? Probably very close to their 64K salary. That goes a long way in Ohio, doesn’t it?


21 posted on 03/20/2013 7:44:54 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: markomalley
Solution: Let the SEA teachers walk the picket lines until the end of the school year. Then turn the temporary hires into full time teachers for the fall school year. The union members will not be hired back. Maybe they can find work elsewhere? Sorry, McDonald's, Burger King, and Arby’s are out because the SEA union members aren't qualified for fast foods, just B.S.
22 posted on 03/20/2013 8:22:21 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: entropy12
The current average salary for a Strongsville teacher is $64,450 . . .

For a 9 month a year job! And I thought the average in our district was overly generous at $60K. This, in an area where a pretty decent home sells for around $130K.

23 posted on 03/20/2013 8:31:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley

This is why REAL “professionals” do not need unions.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 8:37:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: JoeProBono

Photoshop the signs with the truth:

“I am fighting to protect my pension.”

“On Break, Need Smokes”


25 posted on 03/20/2013 8:40:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Not to undermine the job teachers do, let us face the cold hard truth. A teacher’s job does not require much risk, no need to invent anything, no need to design a new concept, no chance of getting sued due to product failure, no need to learn new theoretical stuff, and not much risk of a layoff.

All of above risks are ever present in the life of a person working for a profit making outfit. And to top it off, most people are lucky to get 2 weeks paid vacation. Not 3 months paid time off in summer.

Based on all that, teachers in high-school and below do not deserve any more than the average salary of a factory worker.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 8:42:52 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

They want to be known as (Professionals) Professional what, they have a meaningless degree, too much money for 9 month’s work. What else could they want. Time for a Mass Fire and Mass Hire.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 8:53:18 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: markomalley

Teachers should fund their own benefits out of their existing salary. Period.


28 posted on 03/20/2013 8:59:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL; metmom

I would not be a public school teacher for all the tea in China!!


29 posted on 03/20/2013 10:03:15 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: entropy12

“Would’nt you be mad as heck if your $64 thousand salary for 9 months work was in jeopardy?”

HEre in NJ many teachers cost a lot more than that (which is why the state is in a death spiral). The nonsense about saving money because subs cost less is a crock, too; in most of these negotiations back pay is given to the teachers for the time spent on strike.


30 posted on 03/21/2013 3:07:29 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: entropy12

“Based on all that, teachers in high-school and below do not deserve any more than the average salary of a factory worker.”

You see that here in NJ; while the public school cartel makes boatloads of money, teachers in private schools are paid about half as much (the going rate in the private sector).


31 posted on 03/21/2013 3:08:46 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: markomalley

Public schools are public enemy #1. Home school NOW.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 3:10:13 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: markomalley

These teachers are nothing more than common thieves...living off of money confiscated from other Americans. They are scum.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 3:12:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: markomalley

From those people who claim to be dedicated to the children.

Sure. The kid’s education comes first.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 5:46:13 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: BobL; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ..

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

35 posted on 03/21/2013 5:47:17 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: entropy12
When I was in high school (early 1970s), teachers got paid only for the months which they worked plus a small summer vacation allowance. Some of them picked up a little extra teaching summer school or coaching football or band camp which started in August.

Almost all of the others could be found working a variety of jobs. Some would help out on a relative's farm, one worked in the hardware store. A few helped set up for and even manned booths in the county fair. One of them even performed in rodeos around the region. Another, a great music teacher, learned how to do a better job repairing musical instruments than what the school district was paying shipping them out to a big city and ended up setting up a very successful business in his basement doing just that.

We had some great teachers with a wide variety of real life experiences to add to their classroom teaching. For a podunk town in a backwater region of the United States, we produced a lot of great students who went on to productive and successful careers.

But much less so since the teacher's union came in. In my era, high school teachers (mostly) went into the profession because they actually enjoyed teaching but wanted the summers off to pursue other interests. Now, they mostly go into it for the money and stability, neither of which has much to do with how well they produce.

36 posted on 03/21/2013 6:51:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley
...substitute teachers are cheaper than regular teachers.

So it seems that they don't want to "compete" for their jobs, they just want more money and continue their Cadillac, defined benefit pensions.
37 posted on 03/21/2013 9:48:41 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Vigilanteman
I’m glad you brought that up.
My experience was the same.

My daughter will graduate this year, and for the most part, the vast majority of her K-12 teachers have been great at their jobs!There are always exceptions, but the few I have encountered, were easily dealt with.
We’ve always seen some of her former and current teachers moonlighting at part time jobs, elsewhere.

But I have always made a concerted effort to avoid large cities.
At no time in the past 12 years have any of her school teachers “manned a strike line”.
I guess I should also point out that I made it a point to live in “right to work” states.

Frankly, I’ve always had bigger gripes against the non-teaching, bloated and grossly overpaid district level administration staff.
Not to mention the local political “boards”, and their staff.

Abolish the Federal Department of Education, fire over 50% of every state’s current non-teaching school administrative staffing levels, and most problems are instantly solved!

In business, it is known as “right-sizing” the company.
In government, it is known as “refocusing on the primary mission”.

For bloodsucking politicians, bureaucrats and Unions, it is known as “the jig is up”.

38 posted on 03/21/2013 5:15:05 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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