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So what are NJ teachers doing on Thursday and Friday of this week?

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because if you held it during the summer you would have to pay them for the time. Holding it in the school year means you don't

 

Why shove it in the middle of the school year? Tag it onto the beginning or end of one of many vacations. Many teachers will confide in private that it's more about selling educational wares than about workshops and that they prefer not to go.

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My question: why have a Teacher convention in AC?

shouldn't they have it in one of the Abbot districts?

 

Interesting question. Furthermore, it also coincides with Election Day and in our district schools are closed during Presidential elections. It turns into a wasted week for the kids; not that they were taken into consideration when this thing was scheduled.

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an education workshop in a casino...

 

They probably got a good deal given it's off season. More then likely, though, that's who bid the lowest.

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Wanna watch a union scream....

I've seen it first hand.

 

Inform the Union that everyone will be granted the day off who provides proof that they went to the convention.

 

You will hear the howls and gnashing of teeth.

 

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Wanna watch a union scream....

I've seen it first hand.

Inform the Union that everyone will be granted the day off who provides proof that they went to the convention.

You will hear the howls and gnashing of teeth.

 

Except teachers are paid for 185 school days and 191 total days. So this is basically two days off without pay. Also unless required to attend by the school district, they have to pay their own way. Can't force a teacher to attend unless you cover their expenses and pay them, because of liability (much like the private sector)

 

If they are paying their own way and aren't being paid to be there, whatever they do with their post-tax earnings is a personal issue. Most teachers, in light of not being reimbursed for travel, and taking the day off without pay make the decsion to stay at home with their own kids.

 

The districts, of course, make out by giving it off to the students and teachers in Nov rather then have it at the end because they save on heating and electric costs.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gamakatsu View Post

 

Why shove it in the middle of the school year? Tag it onto the beginning or end of one of many vacations. Many teachers will confide in private that it's more about selling educational wares than about workshops and that they prefer not to go.

 

Cause if you say anything about it Little Timmy will get put in detention.  You'se got a problem wit dat?

 

 

 

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Most teachers, in light of not being reimbursed for travel, and taking the day off without pay make the decsion to stay at home with their own kids.

 

 

why even schedule "the workshop?"

 

isn't this concept out-dated? just give them a holiday or, use the day to make up for snow-days...

 

The districts, of course, make out by giving it off to the students and teachers in Nov rather then have it at the end because they save on heating and electric costs.

 

only to wash the savings by being forced to extend the school-year into summer (due to snow days) thereby incurring electric and cooling costs...

 

 

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Most teachers, in light of not being reimbursed for travel, and taking the day off without pay make the decsion to stay at home with their own kids.

why even schedule "the workshop?"

isn't this concept out-dated? just give them a holiday or, use the day to make up for snow-days...

The districts, of course, make out by giving it off to the students and teachers in Nov rather then have it at the end because they save on heating and electric costs.

only to wash the savings by being forced to extend the school-year into summer (due to snow days) thereby incurring electric and cooling costs...

 

Actually most teachers would rather have it at the end. Many teachers do have to attend a certain number of workshops (on their dime usually) to get credits...its part of the requirement for continued certification. But many do that through summer or night courses anyway. Still for some the workshops and the credits are important to them and their certification. Not sure if your June cooling costs out weigh your heating costs in Nov. In Maine, we don't have much A/C costs so it can be a significant savings to a town; particularly as we mostly heat with oil. Also, most of our polling places are our schools, so most districts have veterans and election day off (each year). That's why we do it this week.

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