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Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

Sorry Mr Safier but your presentation doesn't add up. If we under paid and lost teachers we would increase wages? Take a look. We have not raised wages.

The general public is still disappointed in your public school results.

Why not promise us something that we would be willing to spend money on?

And then deliver. Anything less and you are losing us.

Posted by Don V on 04/20/2018 at 8:19 PM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

50% of all teachers have always quit by year 5, just when they accumulate the experience necessary to do an above average job. Unfortunately, we have a culture that has been shaped by teachers within a few years of retirement. Thus, those teachers get the lion's share of pay.

The typical teacher can't remotely hope to get the average teacher salary in Arizona of $47,218 (National Education Association Rankings and Estimates).

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/20/2018 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash)

so happy store will stay in strong women's hands

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Posted by deannabanana on 04/20/2018 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Who Wants to Be a Teacher?

after working for amphi schools transportation for 19 years with little pay rises, all school employees need a large rise!!!. remember"You can pay for education now ! or pay for prison later . steve b

Posted by steviel b on 04/20/2018 at 12:24 PM

Re: “State of the Brew-nion

Could you please update Eric Greene's title to Certified Cicerone?

Posted by John Scholl on 04/20/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

Don V, lots of teachers have taken your advice. They didn't like the pay, so they left the state to teach where salaries are higher, or they left the profession entirely.

One of the ideas taught in standard economics classes is, if you pay too little, you won't have enough people willing to do a job. If you need more workers, you increase wages or other incentives to attract more people. The people have spoken. Teachers aren't paid enough, and/or the disincentives are high enough, that we have a shortage of qualified people willing to do the job. Apparently, we even have a shortage of unqualified people. The legislature wrote a law saying almost anyone can be hired to teach, yet people without teaching credentials haven't been flocking to schools asking for a job.

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Posted by David Safier on 04/20/2018 at 10:26 AM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

There are a lot of tough jobs. How can it be that State Law Enforcement employees have not seen a significant pay raise in 12 years, yet they continue to do their jobs and be professional?

If you don't like the pay....do something else. The rest of the free world operates that way. Join them.

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Posted by Don V on 04/20/2018 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash)

For what it's worth, Flappy, you just gave your buddy Roberto a little free advertising. Of the worst kind.

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Posted by Peabo on 04/20/2018 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Backpage Bust

well just look's like these people are going to have to go get a job were they have to pay taxes

Posted by Kurt Hudson on 04/20/2018 at 2:48 AM

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