Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Current Events > Up to the Minute

Notices

Up to the Minute Breaking news happening right now! (This is not for crime news. Please post breaking crime in the "Crimes in the News" forum).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-14-2011, 08:00 PM
tk71texas's Avatar
tk71texas tk71texas is offline
wth is wrong with people today
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,137
TX-Students walk off campus to protest teacher layoffs

Quote:
A large group of Morton Ranch High School students, estimated at 100 to 200 teens, stood outside the school Thursday morning to protest the 350 district teachers who were laid off on Wednesday, and they can't understand why. Students complained that their teachers were called out of class. Some were immediately replaced by substitute teachers, while their own teachers left crying.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=8072121

This is my daughter's school. While I applaud the students passion, I'm not sure how I feel about the effectiveness. My daughter did not "walk" because she is a senior and was afraid of screwing up exemptions and losin the right to "walk" at graduation.

They say that they won't be punished but they were told if they "walk" again they will lose UIL eligibility.

Layoffs suck and it happens in every industry. I think it just sucks how they went about it during the day with "subs" on call to work if the teachers were too distraught to go back to class.
__________________


It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tk71texas For This Useful Post:
  #2  
Old 04-14-2011, 08:03 PM
wfgodot's Avatar
wfgodot wfgodot is offline
chien méchant
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,190
"Subs" my eye. Those were "scabs."
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to wfgodot For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 04-14-2011, 08:15 PM
tk71texas's Avatar
tk71texas tk71texas is offline
wth is wrong with people today
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,137
Quote:
Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
"Subs" my eye. Those were "scabs."
it's just horrible how they did it....in the middle of the week. I have a senior and an 8th grader...they both lost "favorite" teachers and coaches...it was mostly 1st and 2nd year teachers......but you'd think with all the money they spend on administrator salaries, they could do something....i think our superintendent got a big raise this year.

and we have all this bond money to build new schools......wtf, just don't understand....hopefully some of them will get rehired when the final numbers are in.
__________________


It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tk71texas For This Useful Post:
  #4  
Old 04-14-2011, 10:37 PM
mommy23 mommy23 is online now
There is no original thought....
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: The wild Rogue
Posts: 678
My older sister and I participated in a walk out many years ago..... ( ok about 15 yrs ago lol) And it worked, but it was a very small rural community, and all 380 of us ( middle and High school combined) got OUR TEACHERS back. The district then realized that kids and teachers are people and care, and found other ways to make cuts.

And now that same district is in sooooo much trouble, its scary. But alas, it seems education is always the first thing to cut, and it just breaks my heart. We wonder what is happening to our youth, they live in an unstable world, even if its good at home, they know outside of that, its all a gamble......
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mommy23 For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 04-14-2011, 10:47 PM
scuseme scuseme is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 99
tk my son is a senior at Cinco Ranch and they walked out also. He lost a couple of his favorite teachers and some that should have gone are still there. Not sure it helped for them to walk out but they felt good being able to express themselves.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to scuseme For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:10 PM
i.b.nora i.b.nora is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Left Coast USA
Posts: 5,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by tk71texas View Post
it's just horrible how they did it....in the middle of the week. I have a senior and an 8th grader...they both lost "favorite" teachers and coaches...it was mostly 1st and 2nd year teachers......but you'd think with all the money they spend on administrator salaries, they could do something....i think our superintendent got a big raise this year.

and we have all this bond money to build new schools......wtf, just don't understand....hopefully some of them will get rehired when the final numbers are in.
I agree, whoever made the decision to handle the layoff announcements the way they did needs to go to charm school, or get a Doctorate in Education perhaps.
Here is a web page about your Superintendant and the raise that your board gave him: http://instantnewskaty.com/2011/02/16/19420

"Frailey’s Contract: $288,400 Base Salary Plus Perks That Include ‘Personal Protection Benefit’
By: John Pape on Wed, Feb 16, 2011
News

Katy ISD has posted Superintendent Alton Frailey’s updated contract on the district’s website, showing details of the employment agreement as updated in January.

NEW CONTRACT – Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey’s new contract shows he is to receive an annual base salary of $288,400 plus a host of benefits.

The new agreement, which was approved by the school board at its Jan. 24 meeting but not signed until Feb. 3, is for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2010 and running through June 30, 2015. The contract year runs July 1 – June 30.

The contract calls for Frailey to receive an annual base salary of $288,400.

In addition to the base salary, Frailey will receive $1,300 per month to cover “costs of all reasonable and necessary travel ... " and on and on and on.

About $400,000 per year when all the perks are figured in.

You have an election coming up for 3 slots on the School Board. If it was me, I would do some research on all these people.

http://www.katyisd.org/sb/Pages/Katy...ection.aspx#a1

Katy ISD School Board Election - May 14, 2011

Katy ISD has a seven-member Board of Trustees whose members are elected at-large to fill available positions. In accordance with the provisions of the Texas Education Code, a person may not be elected trustee of Katy ISD unless the person is a qualified voter. An individual seeking election as a member of the board of Trustees must have been a resident of the state for 12 months and a resident of the District six months prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot.


Position 3
* Chris Crockett She is currently the board Secretary, she is running again
* Bill Proctor

Position 4
* Terry Huckaby
* Kurtis Gross
* AJ Durrani
* John Eberlan

Position 5

# Terri Yanoviak
# Henry Dibrell
# Judy Snyder She is currently the board President, she is running again
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to i.b.nora For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 04-15-2011, 09:35 AM
tk71texas's Avatar
tk71texas tk71texas is offline
wth is wrong with people today
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,137
They are walking out again today. My son is in Jr High and they walked out this morning. I just hate that they are so upset about losing thier favorite teachers. They should have gotten rid of the old grumpy ones collecting paychecks and not really relating to these kids. All these 1st and 2nd year teachers they are letting go are young and eager to teach and interact with the kids. The kids relate to these teachers way more than the ones that are just "going thru the motions" .....jmho
__________________


It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tk71texas For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 04-15-2011, 11:34 AM
CaseyLPC's Avatar
CaseyLPC CaseyLPC is offline
Licensed Professional Counselor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 197
As much as I hate to say this, the walk outs are not going to do anything. It is not a district problem in Texas now. The State Budget is forcing districts to make deep cuts in order to keep schools open at all right now. My wife teaches here, and I am also a state employee and we are both just hoping to keep our jobs right now.

I recently learned that the company that provides the testing for Texas schools has not lost any of their funding from the state. Maybe we need to invest in better people to lobby for us like the testing company did!
__________________
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Last edited by CaseyLPC; 04-15-2011 at 11:35 AM. Reason: Typo
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CaseyLPC For This Useful Post:
  #9  
Old 04-15-2011, 01:21 PM
tk71texas's Avatar
tk71texas tk71texas is offline
wth is wrong with people today
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,137
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaseyLPC View Post
As much as I hate to say this, the walk outs are not going to do anything. It is not a district problem in Texas now. The State Budget is forcing districts to make deep cuts in order to keep schools open at all right now. My wife teaches here, and I am also a state employee and we are both just hoping to keep our jobs right now.

I recently learned that the company that provides the testing for Texas schools has not lost any of their funding from the state. Maybe we need to invest in better people to lobby for us like the testing company did!
Alton Frailey and the BOT is not going to lobby for anyone but themselves, they don't care about the students futures
__________________


It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-15-2011, 09:32 PM
JBean JBean is offline
WS Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dana Point,CA
Posts: 20,221
Got to make cuts people. It is really bad here in CA. If the teachers would agree to forego pay increases, contribute to their own health care and take some pay cuts, more teachers would keep their jobs. But they won't agree to that, so teachers must go. They have the power to keep some jobs, but they don't see the big picture.

It is just the way it works. Cuts have to happen everywhere. Kids walking out of class just cuts into the limited ed time they have and is counterproductive, imo.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JBean For This Useful Post:
  #11  
Old 04-15-2011, 09:44 PM
jjenny jjenny is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaseyLPC View Post
As much as I hate to say this, the walk outs are not going to do anything. It is not a district problem in Texas now. The State Budget is forcing districts to make deep cuts in order to keep schools open at all right now. My wife teaches here, and I am also a state employee and we are both just hoping to keep our jobs right now.

I recently learned that the company that provides the testing for Texas schools has not lost any of their funding from the state. Maybe we need to invest in better people to lobby for us like the testing company did!
Higher education, such as universities, are getting budget cuts as well. And yet TX has no state tax.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-18-2011, 09:54 AM
CaseyLPC's Avatar
CaseyLPC CaseyLPC is offline
Licensed Professional Counselor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 197
Indeed we dont, some think tank in Austin thought it would be better to do the lottery and use that to cover education. We did have enough money across the state to build all those handicapped ramps on the street that did not even connect to any sidewalks though. Just a ramp that runs into the grass...great use of funds.
__________________
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 GA HS students charged w/ on campus sexual assault angelmom Crimes in the News 0 03-05-2011 12:51 PM
Teacher and Husband abuse students! 4Angels Crimes in the News 4 05-02-2010 10:21 AM
2 PhD students shot to death on LSU campus Marthatex Crimes in the News 3 12-15-2007 02:54 AM
3 Univ. of Wyoming Students Found Dead Near Campus maiseyjane Crimes in the News 50 10-04-2006 11:10 PM


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 PM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!