Tuesday, March 14, 2017

If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out? | Fred Klonsky

If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out? | Fred Klonsky:

If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out?



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Governor Rauner vetoed a $215 million payment to CPS earmarked for earned pensions.
The Mayor through his surrogate CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has threatened to close schools two weeks early and called four furlough days costing students valuable instructional time and a ten percent cut in pay for teachers.
The Chicago Teachers Union has responded by considering a one-day strike on May 1st and calling on teachers to work to their contract time and not a minute more.
Teachers work an average of 58 hours per week during the school year, according to a 2012 study conducted by Professor Robert Bruno of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
That includes nine hours per day at school on average — even though students are in session for no more than seven hours — and two hours at home during the evening, according to the study.
On weekends, teachers spend an average of 3 hours and 45 minutes on work, and 12 days during schools’ summer break, according to the study.
American schools are funded in large part by the free time of teachers working off the clock and by our out of pocket spending for books and supplies.
Who is the real enemy Peter? Rauner or Rahm? It is a Hobson’s Choice.


A personal memory: When our Park Ridge teachers union was engaged in difficult bargaining we too asked our members to work their contractual hours. It was the If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out? | Fred Klonsky:


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