I am writing in response to the story on Thursday, 1/24/13, regarding the teachers union.
I would like remind the school board, the community and particularly the teachers union that teachers have absolutely no reasons to complain about anything — particularly pay and compensation.
Teachers get paid (pretty darn well, too) to work less than eight months out of the year. They get nearly three months off during the summer. This past holiday break they got two weeks off, they got a week off at Thanksgiving, and they get a week off during Spring break. That doesn’t include the days they get off for Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day. Oh, and you know what else? I just found out that they get February 15th off, too — Lincoln Day.
The Europeans don’t even have it this good.
This fails to take into account that the rest of us who work in the private sector not only pay for our own care benefits, we also pay for the health care of the teachers. They don’t pay a thing.
So, if you teachers are the caring people you claim to be, you should quit complaining and take your lumps like the rest of us. Because, up until now, the rest of us have been taking your lumps for you.