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Why your property taxes are not getting to your schools


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commented 2013-03-14 23:10:54 -0700
I am a teacher in Cerritos.

ABCUSD, where I work, has a strong Union / Admin. partnership (AFT) We have not had layoffs of any “Permanent” teachers for the last few years. (Some temp.s and Probationary teachers did lose their jobs.) Due to a lot of hard work, a big reserve that saw us through the first few years of the crisis, plus a lot of good faith negotiating our district has suffered far less than neighboring districts. Long Beach Unified, for example has issued hundreds of pink slips each year for the last three years.

While ABCUSD made many cuts to the budgets of programs and were forced to increase class sizes and take furloughs, our district honored a commitment to keep the cuts as afar away from students and educators as possible.

On a broad note it deeply saddens me that the profession I have dedicated the last 30 years to is being seen all across this nation as ‘expendable.’ It is so insulting that teachers and other public employees are being branded as moochers, sucking off the teat of big government. Big corporations, in contrast, seem to never be guilty of ever being too big.

The values in this country really need to change!
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commented 2013-03-14 21:57:52 -0700
Yes, they are giving 120, laying off 40 and hiring back 30 as temps. :(
commented 2013-03-14 21:45:09 -0700
Our district is giving out pink slips again this year. We have about 30 teachers coming up on the end of their 39 month re-hire rights in August. We have about 30 teachers who were laid off last year and now today the district handed out about 40 more pink slips.
commented 2013-02-25 13:05:54 -0800
typo on ur website….“Add you voice now!”…you need to add an “r” to the end of “you”
commented 2013-02-18 22:46:48 -0800
Why aren’t there more events happening? I want to improve my children’s education by decreasing class size and getting rid of teachers who don’t care about their students. We need to be working on this!
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