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Old 01-31-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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I have heard that there are over 700 possible job losses in the CMS school system. Teachers and School Counselors hit hard! When will the final decision be made on school reassignments and the educational goals for next year?

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Old 01-31-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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It's not just in Charlotte, it's just about everywhere in the USA. I know Georgia has been hit pretty hard, as well as South Carolina.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Go to the library and look up all the CMS jobs.
They have titles such as 'non-driving Bus Driver'.
What the heck is that?

Don't let the Observer fool you, there is plenty of fat to be cut.

Remember the buses in CMS drive over 100,000 miles EVERY day and there was a summer food program in many schools where kids could eat breakfast and lunch. Are we the former USSR?
There is PLENTY that can be cut which does not impact real education.

Some of the greatest Americans of all time were educated in a one-room-schoolhouse.
Don't lose sight of that. More money never guarantees better results.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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Great Points. Lets hope our elected officials know how to only cut the fat !
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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I tell all people who ask me about teaching.....get at least a second credential in a critical needs area.....science, math, special education, and ESL. Even DETROIT had postings for jobs for those recently!!!!

I have one of those and even though it is no longer my first choice, I WILL do it if I need to in order to work.

Dawn
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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The problem is going to come in the definition of what is "fat."

Dawn

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Great Points. Lets hope our elected officials know how to only cut the fat !
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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I think the cuts are more likely described as tiered - preserve the essentials and cut what is not as essential. Doesn't mean the jobs being cut are not needed - just means they are not crucial. It is just too bad all the way around. Very distressing to see teachers out of work and very distressing to see programs suffering. I am sure some of the jobs are low-tier support staff, but I would hope even those were necessary. It would be pretty sad if they had a lot of jobs that are little more than "fat" - that would be wasting dollars.
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