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Old 07-21-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Heck no. Furlough means, teachers don't work and get paid on those days, and students don't come to school on those days. The district decides when those days are on the calendar. Most school districts stretch the days through out the school year, some put them at the end, meaning shorter school year for the teacher without pay, and lost instructional days for the students.
Wow, that is sad for everyone. Teachers not getting paid, students not learning and parents having to adjust their schedules.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Wow, that is sad for everyone. Teachers not getting paid, students not learning and parents having to adjust their schedules.
Yep!!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Wow, that is sad for everyone. Teachers not getting paid, students not learning and parents having to adjust their schedules.
Well, the state doesn't have any money. It has spent way, way too much money for far too long.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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Well, the state doesn't have any money. It has spent way, way too much money for far too long.
Yep so expect less cops, firemen, teachers, government and state workers providing basic services for everyone.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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But don't you have a mandatory number of days that students need to be in class ?
Here in Texas that number is 180 days. And if school is closed (storm, etc) then there are makeup days scheduled.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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But don't you have a mandatory number of days that students need to be in class ?
Here in Texas that number is 180 days. And if school is closed (storm, etc) then there are makeup days scheduled.
Excellent question HappyTexan. The state has somehow, because of its budget crisis, allowed us to reduce the school year as a concession to balance budget.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Excellent question HappyTexan. The state has somehow, because of its budget crisis, allowed us to reduce the school year as a concession to balance budget.
That is sad to hear. And I can only shake my head when I turn around and read how CA is all gun ho about creating and building high speed rail.

The priorities are all so wrong.

If you don't invest in education we will be producing a nation of idiots. And where will that lead us ?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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That is sad to hear. And I can only shake my head when I turn around and read how CA is all gun ho about creating and building high speed rail.

The priorities are all so wrong.

If you don't invest in education we will be producing a nation of idiots. And where will that lead us ?
That high speed rail is just stupid in this tough economy. That 68 billion could have been used to balance the budget.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The various school districts in CA represented by the CTA should start firing the poor teachers and free up those positions to people who can get the job done. CA gets an "F" for policies to get rid of bad teachers by the National Council for Teacher Quality.

Change the CA law requiring 40% of the state budget to be spent on education.

Finally, give up some of the pensions and/or up personal contributions. Times are tough. Something has to give.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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A furlough day is no school for anyone. 15 days less of school for our CA students. We are already pressed to fit in extremely rigorous curriculum in a small time frame, then criticized because our test scores are not up to par. So, now we will have 15 less days to fit in the same amount of curriculum, with new Core Standards. Oh yes, and that means 15 days teachers will not be paid. A lot of people say deal with it, but that is roughly a 9% pay cut. That's not just small change. Add to that the fact that my husband is also a teacher, and we're basically talking a pay cut equal to our mortgage payment.
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