Four Wellington USD 353 teachers at state capitol this weekend as statehouse legislators hammer out school finance bill

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 331 weeks ago I like the new write up and hope it gets schools back on track. If teachers do their job they have nothing to fear with the new funding law. I have never been in favor of tenure. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Credence · 331 weeks ago Welcome to the world of private employment! No one in the private sector receives “tenure” and are subject to dismissal under the right to work law. Employment at will allows both employers and employees to terminate employment without notice. In the private sector employees are evaluated on a regular basis and their continued employment can be affected by their personal evaluations unlike the public sector. Also few if any employees receive employment contracts so their positions are not secure due to contract obligations. I have never been in favor of the tenure protection provided to teachers. I understand the concern about the “political” issues, but employees in the private sectors also face these same issues. Having said that, I also believe teachers deserve more in the way of compensation, but it should be based on measurable criteria, just as it is in the private sector. I do not begrudge anyone for trying to get all they can but there has to be some accountability and some concern for those paying the bill. As I understand it, education consumes over 60% of the state budget now. I have no problem paying more taxes for teachers compensation or education in general, but I also believe there has to be accountability for how these tax dollars are spent. Every year we hear the same song that we need to spend more for education, but at some point we are going to reach our limit on how much more we can pay. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four teachers representing Wellington USD 353 were in attendance at the Kansas State Capitol this weekend as part of a large contingency of Kansas National Education Association who were there as the Kansas House and Senate haggled over a school finance bill.Those attending from Wellington include:•Linda Ballard, Walnut Valley UniServ President,•Brenda Gray Wellington NEA President,•Cynthia Tracy Wellington NEA Vice- President and Sarah House, and member of the 2014/2015 WNEA Negotiations team.Over 475 Local KNEA Delegates were represented. The House voted 67-55 against a bill aimed at answering a state Supreme Court ruling that found wealth disparities between property-rich and property-poor school districts. Teachers at the Kansas State Capitol today.last_img read more