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Darwinism
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Post Number: 463
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.215.30.34
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060410/S CHOOLS/604100373

Sounds like hundreds will be unemployed by the time Fall term 2006 comes around. The effect of such widespread cutbacks in every community is certainly concerning for many.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 399
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 6:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Long overdue...
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Dmb
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Post Number: 179
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 69.246.55.57
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ha, they say Utica is only going to lay off 40 teachers. It's going to be more, trust me. I just hope it's not me.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 444
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any teachers looking for a job just need to move to Las Vegas. The Clark County School District is pleading for them -- as usual, especially math and science teachers.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1031
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder why the fedral government doesn't see this as an important issue especially with the increase in educational standards by the Bush administration
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Shave
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Post Number: 1137
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why have no one jumped on the bandwagon and highly criticized these suburban school districts for laying off teachers, closing schools, etc? From what I have observed on this forum, every time Detroit announces necessary cuts or layoffs, there is an outcry that Detroit needs to fix its schools, get the crime down to attract families, get effective school leaders, yadda, yadda, yadda. Alas, these suburban school districts are merely a victim of circumstance (i. e. high pension costs, school funding source, etc.) and Detroit School District is just a bastion of ineptness. Talk about a double-standard. LOL
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Mikeg
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Post Number: 45
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 69.136.155.244
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 7:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To answer your question, it is because most of these suburban school districts have a recent track record of responsible fiscal administration. They have made the tough decisions to close schools and/or lay off staff in advance of a potential deficit so that they only have to dip into their operating reserve balance, not wipe it out or run a budget deficit. They have demonstrated that they can responsibly spend millions of dollars from bond issues approved by their voters to upgrade their buildings. Suburban districts like East Detroit that did have corruption in their building programs prosecuted the administrators involved and voters swept the incompetent school board members out of office.

Don't worry though, by next year there will be plenty of suburban critics jumping up and down about bigger cuts that are coming, since most districts have just about exhausted their "rainy day" operating reserve balances.

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