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Arbitration Decision Could Leave Thousands of Teachers Jobless
Arbitration Decision Could Leave Thousands of Teachers Jobless

AIR DATE: May 14, 2012

Thousands of teachers could lose their jobs after an arbitrator sided with the county teachers union forcing Clark County School District to grant pay raises to teachers. District officials wanted teachers to accept a pay freeze to help close a $63 million budget deficit but union officials claimed the district has the money to honor the promised pay increases. As a result of the arbitrators decision district officials says more than 1,000 positions could be cut to make up for the cost of those raises. We talk with CCSD Trustee, Carolyn Edwards about the arbitrators decision and how many teachers could lose their jobs.
Carolyn Edwards, trustee, Clark County School District Board of Trustees

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Contrary to what I heard a few minutes ago concerning the discussion about financing state services, especially education, I submit that NOW is the time to have those conversations. When the economy returns to normal there will be little incentive; rather, now that our fiscal woes are front and center this is the prime time to find sustainable revenue resources. I personally suggest a comprehensive sales tax to include ALL aspects of revenue generated in Nevada, specifically on services, as the vast majority of economic activity in Nevada transpires in the service sector.
Sam HansonMay 10, 2012 20:48:06 PM
So much about what funds there are to work with is not what is going to get us out of this discussion. Where is the funding for education coming from ? What is being re-directed or Who do we need to push to get the funding to build , instead of whittle away ?
john frankMay 10, 2012 09:38:12 AM
The teachers have taken cuts in salaries and benefits in prior years. They stand up for themselves now and Schultz, as well as your guest, pain them as the problem. Ask her-are our teachers receiving the salary they need to survive in this economic climate? And why not fight for salaries for teachers, funding for schools, and the best educational experience for our kids instead of pointing fingers at civil servants?
Jim in HendersonMay 10, 2012 09:25:44 AM
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