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Old 02-29-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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Teachers and Schools on Long Island DO NOT deserve every penny they get. Get this straight. The Gravy Train is over! We cannot pay anymore property taxes. People are leaving Long Island in droves for other states. Isn't it interesting that other states have good schools and great colleges with lower costs. "Wake up and smell the bankruptcy, honey!"
Why not leave Long Island when you could move to the beautiful beaches in Miami, live in the perfect weather of San Diego, or beautiful mountains of Denver?

Plus they're school taxes are lower there so former Long Islanders should love it.

 
Old 02-29-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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Teachers and Schools on Long Island DO NOT deserve every penny they get. Get this straight. The Gravy Train is over! We cannot pay anymore property taxes. People are leaving Long Island in droves for other states. Isn't it interesting that other states have good schools and great colleges with lower costs. "Wake up and smell the bankruptcy, honey!"
I heard teachers don't pay property taxes.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I heard teachers don't pay property taxes.
Incorrect, but health care and pensions are another story.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Hey anybody here realize that teachers pay into their own salary, by paying school taxes?

How many jobs can you find where you pay for your salary.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Gosh, 1.5 months a year, free health care, free pensions, 145K, no property taxes (my sister's cousin's ex-wife told me she knows a teacher who does not pay property taxes), sounds almost unbelieveable.
I already said teachers pay property tax, you are incorrect on that issue.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County
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Are you assuming that's what their salary is, or have you looked it up on SeeThroughNY :: Home

?
I have seen their W2s, we also have had conversations between friends/family similar to the ones on here where everyone thinks they make $$$$. So they are always first to show off their proof of millions, lol!
Also on see through NY the teachers salaries are not correct as shown. Ask any teacher if their w2 matches that web sight, I doubt it.

We do know two teachers retiring this year and next who make in the $130s. They have both been teaching for 35 years and coaching for more than 10. Coaching a high school sport is a year round commitment that requires much more time, dedication and physical and emotional energy then is ever made back in salary.
None of the teachers we know or are related to are working in affluent districts..... it's quite the opposite.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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I have seen their W2s, we also have had conversations between friends/family similar to the ones on here where everyone thinks they make $$$$. So they are always first to show off their proof of millions, lol!
Also on see through NY the teachers salaries are not correct as shown. Ask any teacher if their w2 matches that web sight, I doubt it.

We do know two teachers retiring this year and next who make in the $130s. They have both been teaching for 35 years and coaching for more than 10. Coaching a high school sport is a year round commitment that requires much more time, dedication and physical and emotional energy then is ever made back in salary.
None of the teachers we know or are related to are working in affluent districts..... it's quite the opposite.
You're not the first person who has noticed that SeeThroughNY's numbers are not always correct. Maybe they call it "SeeThrough" because there are so many holes in it?

Last edited by Yzette; 02-29-2012 at 09:45 PM.. Reason: "You're" not "your." Good grief!
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Your not the first person who has noticed that SeeThroughNY's numbers are not always correct. Maybe they call it "SeeThrough" because there are so many holes in it?
Those figures are acquired from the districts, there may be some inacurracies but from my experience they are accurate, what order of error are we talking about, $1000? Please share your experience. I didn't hear Carol Hankin arguing about misinformation about her salary.
 
Old 02-29-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Please I'm so tired of all these ridiculous threads complaining how LI taxes are too high, cops get paid too much, teachers get paid too much, along with the other false comments like teachers do no work, teachers get free healthcare.

If you're all so upset about it why do you actually take some action on it instead of spending all this time writing and responding to threads?

Like I said LI has an extremely high COL for various reasons. Not just in taxes but all the other amenities here are much higher than most other parts of the United States. If it hurts your wallet, you move. There is no point in living some place you can't afford.

It's only natural that LI has such a high COL. If LI had a reasonable/moderate COL in all areas including so many people would be moving here..and we would have another 1-2 million population increase that Long Island physically can't handle because it's an island and there is limited space to expand.

Plus what is with all the hatred toward teacher, cops, LIRR workers, unions, salaries etc.? As I said there is more than just taxes that are sky high on LI. What about the cost of housing? Why is that never mentioned? It costs at least $400K in many parts of Long Island to have a decent size house. In other parts of the country you can get the same house for $150K. I think people would save a lot more money with lower mortgages than lower taxes IMO. If anything, people are leaving LI because they can't afford a decent house in a decent area, not because of the taxes (although this is probably not the case currently since the housing market took a dump).
 
Old 03-01-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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Default I don't want to hear about School District money problems.

I just got a text from a person who attended the South Country School District budget meeting. The SD is spending around $100,000 for just transportation for ONE STUDENT. Is there anyone around that actually looks through these expenditures and brings in any sort of common sense? Seems to me like they just love to spend taxpayer dollars.
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