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Generous Offer Refused

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM Comments comments (1)

As published in the Bucks County Courier Times April 22, 2010

 

North Penn teachers showed their true colors when they chose to go on strike at this point in the school year.

The decision by the North Penn Education Association to go on strike at this, a critical point in the school year, belies any claim by the members of the union who authorized a strike that they consider the welfare of the students first.

 

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Taxpayers must stop subsidizing the self-interest of teacher unions

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 1:28 PM Comments comments (0)

By Joseph J. Ryan

As published by the Bucks County Courier Times on April 12, 2010

 

Bob Chase, when president of the National Education Association addressing the National Press Club admitted: "In some instances, we have used our power to block uncomfortable changes to protect the narrow interests of our members, and not to advance the interests of students," a candid assessment indeed.

 

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Underachieving public schools overpay teachers anyway

Posted on April 10, 2010 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As published in the Bucks County Courier Times March 03, 2010

By JOSEPH J. RYAN 

 

In 2007, the 36th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitude Toward Public Schools found parents with children in those schools rating them A, 3 percent; B, 19 percent; C, 44 percent; D, 13 percent; Fail, 6 percent, Don't know, 15 percent. Adults without school-age children rated the public schools as follows: A, 2 percent; B, 26 percent; C, 45 percent; D, 13 percent; Fail, 3 percent; Don't know, 11 percent.

 

 

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Administrators, not the support staff, draining district

Posted on April 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM Comments comments (0)

By Donald Brown, Fairless Hills

As published in the Bucks County Courier Times February 22, 2010

 

Regarding the Jan. 27 article, “Staff union urges district to reconsider outsourcing”: The Neshaminy school board is quick to point out that “they have no money,” but why doesn’t anyone ask them where it went? The business administrator wants to save taxpayers $30 million, but he took a huge raise six months ago.

All Neshaminy administrators did.

 

 

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Our No. 1 responsibility is educating children

Posted on April 10, 2010 at 1:27 PM Comments comments (0)

As published in the Bucks County Courier Times February 03, 2010

By Ritchie Webb

 

Recently, there have been a number of letters published in the Courier Times that have criticized the Neshaminy school board for considering outsourcing support staff functions, saying that we show no concern for our employees or our students. I want to assure the public that this is simply not true.

 

Our board conducts business with two guiding principles in mind:

1) Provide our students with quality education that will prepare them for adult life;

2) Provide that education with respect to our community's ability to fund it.

 

 

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