Clark County Teacher's Union Sounds off on Coming Layoffs
AIR DATE: May 23, 2012
Within the next few weeks hundreds of pink slips will go out to teacher's and staff at Clark County schools. In a recent school board meeting teachers showed up and were very vocal about the district's decision to fire so many people. We hear from the teacher's union about the shifting dynamics of teachers and administrators in southern Nevada.
you can't keep throwing money at a dead horse..the majority of parents cannot even be bothered to put down their iphone and ask their child about the school day. children will suffer, until parents start caring, turn off the tv, stop viewing porn, hang up the iphone and get off the prescription drugs and the celebrity schlock fest.substitute teacher, too proud to panhandle... –May 21, 2012 20:42:32 PM
So when you take a piece of this and a piece of that in my eyes this is what you come down to. The teachers want to send a message, we are undervalued and have been underpaid for years, we are not taking it anymore. The district is say, we would pay if we had the money, but like all other state and governmental agencies we are not rolling in money. I hear the teacher and agree with them but at what expense, the new teachers?? The kids?? Class sizes?? From the outside even though I agree it looks selfish and uncaring to take an increase in pay (whatever you want to call it) while other groups all over the state and the nation are taking pay cuts and getting laid off. Short sighted in my eyes.Fairly Objective –May 21, 2012 13:30:02 PM
The Union is greedy, how can you look at the teacher next door to you knowing that you will get a COLA increase but that person will be losing their job because of it. How can anyone with a good conscious with the unemployment so high, foreclosure rates the highest in the nation, with other governmental entities asking for decreases, WHY are the teacher so special and should be insulated from the bad economy? Educated Parent –May 21, 2012 12:12:21 PM
Have you seen the new admin building on Sahara? We have many buildings for CCSD and empty offices. We buy our students books, pencils and the list goes on and on. Many schools have empty rooms and stacks of materials. We really need to cut back on stuff. We also need to cut back on academic managers and other individuals who are NEVER at schools!!! We are throwing away MONEY. Give money to the teachers!!!!!!!!!!!Will –May 21, 2012 09:35:05 AM
t is amazing that the district is saying that they layed off 200 literacy specialist, because they have been taken away way before the budget. What about the money Jones and Martinez gets for travel, housing and clothes. The school board members are idiots. We have not have been given a raise for YEARS. Thank you CCEA for fighting for teachers. Edwards is a complete idiot! Teachers deserve the money. Good bye new teachers they should have never been hired in the first place!Will –May 21, 2012 09:24:34 AM
I am so tired of being the bad guy. I have been with the district 18 years. Despite the arbitration "win" I will not get a raise. I have maxed my education and years.
I do understand and sympathize with the economic situation, but using transparentnevada.org I compared my salary to that of a Henderson Police officer I know. In the last 3 years my salary has decreased over $1,000. His has increased over $11,000. His base salary is almost twice mine, and his benefit package almost triple.
No, I don't work in the summer. I don't get paid for the summer.
Yes, he does a job I don't want to do.
I teach Middle School.A Las Vegas Teacher –May 21, 2012 09:22:43 AM
@ a las vegas teacher...you get paid for the summer...substitutes do not..so stop the lieslong term sub –May 21, 2012 20:31:21 PM
This is in reply to "long term sub" ..." you get paid for the summer"... This is blatantly false. We get paid for the days spent in class, that is, the 186 days we actually work. We do not get paid for days not worked. There is no vacation pay or any other pay beyond days worked. Read the contract. What we do get is that pay spread out over the course of the year. That's not the same thing.James Morehouse –May 22, 2012 13:01:14 PM
It needs to be understood that the " raises " are based on a tier level for teachers who , with their own funds , get more levels, certificates or degrees to be able to acquire more knowledge to be better educators. The lack of support by the district to keep up with this self improvement in their staff is an abysmal example of educational support.This isn't the cowboys vs. the indians. We are all after the same thing, educate our youth to help with our future . johnfrank –May 21, 2012 09:20:12 AM
Please see the most profound video of our time on youtube called "an open letter to Gov Brian Sandoval" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSnEK205AYgNevada Watch Dog –May 21, 2012 07:19:46 AM