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Sep. 23rd, 2009

  • 21:53 Hawaii teachers ratify new contract. 7.94% salary cut through 17 annual furlough days each of the next two years. #
  • 21:55 On a positive note: I FINALLY have "written confirmation" of my "regular-tenured" teaching status. #
  • 21:58 Public outrage against Hawaii teachers for accepting furlough days rather than straight pay cut. #
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sjonsvenson
Sep. 23rd, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
I understand the outrage. It means some less hours of free child-care. Cause that is all many of them see about school, getting away from thier own kids.
davidd
Sep. 24th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
In the "comments" column of the online version of the local newspaper, most of the complaints are, indeed, from parents who will have to take care of their own children.

They have no problem with teachers and school staff taking a pay cut, but they are incensed at the idea of taking time off work (and hence, a pay cut) to take care of their own children.
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