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Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good news...bad news...

Would you like the good news or bad news first??? Let's start with good news...there is less to talk about. You can go to www.deseretnews.com for a summary.

Good news (with scepticism)
  • The legislative session is over...no more damage to teachers (maybe)
  • The budget funded growth in education. (that is if costs of everything don't continue to rise)
  • The budget funded 2.2% more in education. (why don't I believe it)
  • Sen. Chris Buttars retired...(yes, I did see the zombie movie where they come back to life)

Bad news (do I have room on this blog for everything?...no)

  • Seniority taken away as a way to reduce staff...older doesn't mean better eh?
  • Teacher Association leaders denied time for association business...anyone want to volunteer to spend countless hours representing teachers?
  • Guns near schools...makes us all safer...huh?
  • Private online schools receiving public money...does not compute!!!
  • Legislative transparency diminished...Gayle Ruzinka texting me sweet nothings.
  • Grading schools based on test scores...oh yeah only 80% are A and B schools.
  • More charters, more charters, more charters...yeah
  • Teaching that we are a "compound republic"...huh?

Today's WEA Blog Question: Who did BYU beat yesterday? (Hint: Horned Frogs)

Email me at rick@ogdenweber.org

Thanks Rick