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Why do teachers have to take pay cuts?

Posted: February 6, 2009 7:53 p.m.
Updated: February 8, 2009 4:55 a.m.
All school districts should adopt some policies from businesses such as Hertz.

Hertz stated that all employees not directly related to customer service and direct contact with customers will be subject to a layoff.

In turn, all districts need to first lay off people who do not directly work with children.

Currently, many districts pay for many consultants, administrators and bureaucrats who also have many assistants.

Districts also need to eliminate waste. When you donate money to charities and more than 20 percent of your donation goes to administration, experts say that isn't a good charity because they spend too much money on bureaucracy.

Educational administration should be around 15 percent of the total budget. Basically, when the bureaucracy is cut to the bone, and wasteful spending and mismanagement is gone, that's the time to deal with teacher issues.

Why do teachers have to take the pay cuts? Everybody in the district should take a pay cut.

If teachers are going to be overworked with a million kids in their classrooms, then bureaucrats should be swamped with work as staff is reduced.


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