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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:08 AM

More than 1 Million Students to Miss School as Teacher Revolt Sweeping Nation Heads to New State

By BILL HUTCHINSON May 15, 2018, 6:54 PM ET

A wave of teacher revolts sweeping the nation is set to hit North Carolina on Wednesday as thousands of educators are expected to swarm the state's capital in a quest for higher pay and more money for education.

The scheduled one-day walkout has prompted school districts across the state to cancel classes for Wednesday, leaving more than 1 million students with an unexpected day off.



The labor action is the latest in a string of teacher uprisings across the country this year that have prompted strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Educators in Kentucky and Colorado have also taken action, staging walkouts and sick-outs in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to stop a decade of cuts in education funding the teachers say have hurt students.

In Puerto Rico, thousands of teachers walked out of classes in March to protest the cash-strapped government's plan to shut down more than 300 schools this year as the unincorporated U.S. territory struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September.

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Reply More than 1 Million Students to Miss School as Teacher Revolt Sweeping Nation Heads to New State (Original post)
RCW2014 May 2018 OP
Jack Burton May 2018 #1
batcat May 2018 #3
Muddling Through May 2018 #2
nolidad May 2018 #4
RCW2014 May 2018 #5
Lowrider1984 May 2018 #6
nolidad May 2018 #7
drunk_teddy May 2018 #8

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:19 AM

1. The dems are getting the union head to whip up fervor ahead of the elections.

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They are trying to manufacture an issue.

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Response to Jack Burton (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:33 AM

3. They had a message, ...

Trump/Putin collusion.

The Democrats have beat that one almost to death. It only makes sense that they try to come up with a new message.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:32 AM

2. If they want to deliberately fail to carry out their obligations to their students,

they always join the Broward County S.O.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:00 PM

4. The average pay for teachers in America is $58K

For 42 weeks of work!

That works out to $1380 week! sorry if I don't shed a tear for those ingrates!

As of Sept. 2016 America spent $620,000,000,000 on K-12 Education or an average of $12,300/ student.

Sorry if I do not think we underspend on education!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. The rest of the advanced world is kicking our asses in student tests scores and

related outcomes for one reason and one reason alone.

They have parents that instill discipline and insist on academic achievement versus the narcissistic lot that "call themselves" parents in the US.

We are a nation in severe academic decline that will soon be realized to our detriment.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:44 AM

6. Another contributing factor is the "dumbing down" of the curricula

so the "dullards" can try to keep up.
It is not working.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:46 AM

7. Funny you say that!

I have six children and they are as follows:

1. Missionary
2. Office manager
3. Grant writer for a university
4. Radiology staff
5. Georgetown grad lawyer , heading to clerk for a fed appeals judge next year!
6. Finance officer.

I gave a care for my kids and they are all succeeding!

Also my kids went to a private Christian school K-12 as did I.

My generation were the ones who felt the full force of the humanist agenda started in the 1930's.

There are excellent books out there that fully document the decline of American education.

1. None dare call it conspiracy
2. None dare call it treason
3. NEA trojan horse in American Education.
4. Dumbing down of America
5. Like lambs to the slaughter.


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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:38 PM

8. Not trying to piss people off, but an Education

Degree is the easiest way to get a Bachelor's with MAYBE the exception of Criminal Justice... You know the pay going in, suck it up.

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