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Letters to the editor, May 14, 2014

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:10 pm

Teachers deserve respect and better pay

The lack of available qualified teachers and the need to recruit more appear to be a major problem locally. As lifelong educators “the blame game” appears to be officially sanctioned in many communities. Since the No Child Left Behind policy was adopted, teachers have been blamed for all our social and economic problems.

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2 comments:

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 4:42 pm on Thu, May 15, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Correct me if I am wrong, Mr. Salazar, but doesn't the district's School Board have the ability to raise property taxes without the even ASKING the property owners? That is what happened to the Santa Fe County property owning taxpayers when "Engage Santa Fe" was to be retained as the SFSB's semi-privatized solution to the education problem. Now it seems they'll attempt the same thing with a New Jersey-based company instead--hopefully, not the same company that helped trick Mark Zuckerberg and others out of millions and all the taxpayers got were $1,000/hr. consultant bills. No education to speak of (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!).

    I really don't know if the school board can give teachers raises--seems like the governess is all over that one--but when it comes to raising property taxes without asking homeowners, the schoolboard's got that covered. Maybe we should hire the teachers as "outside contractors" and call them "tutors?"

    [wink]

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 8:58 am on Wed, May 14, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 869

    NCLB is gone, we got a waiver, the conditions for the waiver are teacher evaluations.

    If you want teachers to get raises, get all the ret of yoiur neighbors together and have them agree on increased property taxes. This is where their raise will come from. Good luck!

     

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