Friday, May 28, 2010

Rita Wilson

I love how they use children to extort money from the taxpayer.

Yes, won't somebody please think of the children.

Another question is would you really want this woman teaching your child in any subject, simply because what kind of warped ethics would she be teaching them?


amcz said...

Just a note: most educational rankings include teachers' pay as a factor, meaning states and school districts can boost their rankings by giving pay raises.

(Kind of like how ranking healthcare systems includes "socialism" as a determining factor. It doesn't relate in anyway to quality or quickness.)

Anonymous said...

I like this Gov. Christie! A little common sense from an elected official. I am in shock!

Anonymous said...

"It's for the children"

"If it saves only one life..."

Two sentences that alert me to put one hand on my wallet because it's about to emptied, and keep an eye on the constitution because it;s about to warped.

Basically those two sentences are harbingers of bad law.

Mark Adams said...

I checked that $86K via a cost-of-living calculator, because I live in the middle of nowhere, but she's still making three times what I made when I was working TWO jobs and didn't get ANY vacation time, much less three months' worth.

I'd say my heart bleeds for Ms Wilson, but I'm pretty sure it's actually a massive brain hemorrhage I'm feeling.

Anonymous said...

The term hierarchy was originally used to describe the system of church government by priests graded into ranks. The contemporary meaning includes any organization whose members or employees are arranged in order of rank, grade or class. Hierarchiology, although a relatively recent discipline, appears to have great applicability to the fields of public and private administration.

—Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull, The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong

CBMTTek said...

It has been my experience that the large majority of teachers are actually pretty good, and do realize the sweet deal they have. That does not prevent them from doing stupid things sometimes though.

Then, there are the Rita O'Neill-Wilsons of the education world. "I have 30 kids in my class!" Boo-hoo, boo-hoo. "If I could only get paid $3 per child per hour..." Do the math before speaking to the Gov, you moron! (Actually, she was not 100% lying. She does not make anywhere near $83K a year. She makes much more then that.)

Teachers, especially the ones in elementary levels, do have a pretty tough time. I would NEVER want to have to supervise 30 other humans, and forget about the parents that will blame you because their little genius (IQ=101) could not possibly earn anything less then an A+.

But, the Governor is correct. If you do not feel like you are being fairly compensated, get a new job.

Anonymous said...

Having been a teacher, in many of the subjects once you've taught it, the workload drops like a rock.

Technology has also made teaching, particularly preparation, much easier/faster and delivery much easier, particularly in the higher grades.

I don't know of any job where you automatically get a raise every year just for completing another year.

Second, many of the classes educators take to qualify to move a lane (say from a BA to a BA + 15 credits or an MA +15 credits) are so watered down, they are valueless except for getting those credits to make the next lane.

Third, they still have real pensions and their pension benefits often rise once retired. In the real world, pensions are being frozen or terminated and most do not have COLAs or period increases.

I think they have it really good for most part.

Now here in Minnesota, the teacher's unions have blocked allowing professionals from other fields teach. For example, I have 30 years in the computer business, have a Master's degree and several years of teaching before that. I could teach in any of the community colleges and in the state university system, but I'm not allowed to teach high school. To do that, I'd have to go through two years of classes, a semester of student teaching, plus an exam for teaching methods and a second exam demonstrating competency in my subject area.

This is so stupid, especially when there is a shortage of qualified math, Chemistry, Physics and computer teachers.