Per the OD: Utica teachers reject contract: What's next?
Monday’s defeat leaves $5.8 million out of the budget that would have restored 90 classroom jobs, including full-day kindergarten. . . .There may be a lot more here than meets the eye. Undoubtedly, some teachers may have voted down the contract out of greed . . . not wanting to give up the pay increases that almost all other public employees have given up. . . and not caring about the public's ability to pay. For many, however, the evaluation portion may be the bigger issue.
Approximately $2 million of the $5.8 million would have come from a wage freeze. The remaining $3.8 million is promised in increased state aid if the teachers’ union and the administrators’ union agreed to the teacher and principal evaluation system negotiated in Albany this winter. [emphasis added]
Instead of being evaluated in accordance with standards set by their supervisors or local board of education, they will be evaluated per standards set in Albany . . . and ultimately Washington where this program is originating.
People take on debt to build their homes. The nation is taking on debt also to build a structure: A NATIONAL structure to control our local schools.
Control what goes on in our schools, and you control the population.
Viva la Résistance!