Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor "Fast Food" Teachers | HuffPost

The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor "Fast Food" Teachers | HuffPost:

The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor “Fast Food” Teachers

With drastic cuts to education spending, the Trump administration will do irreversible damage to teacher quality nationwide.

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The average hourly pay for food service workers and cashiers in the United States at McDonald’s is $8.50. At Starbucks, employees earn an average of $9.43 an hour, but shift supervisors can make over $12 an hour. Full-time associates at Walmart are paid $13.38 an hour. Customer service associates earn $13.54 an hour at Costco and as much as $13.78 an hour at Home Depot. However, in many school district in the United States, substitute teachers, in charge of helping to educate our children, are paid less than $13 an hour and have barely any qualifications. This is part of the trend to outsource and privatize what goes on in our schools, something being promoted by the Trump/DeVos education regime, and something that in no way counts as “education.”
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A major player in the fast-food teacher industry is Kelly Educational Staffing. In Florida, it is active in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa-Saint Petersburg. It also provides substitute teachers in Massachusetts,
According to the Kelly website, requirements to be a Kelly substitute are minimal: an associate’s degree or 60 college credits, the ability to read and write in English, “passing” criminal background checks and a drug test, “completion of an informational session on substitute teaching to be conducted on the day of your interview,” “successful completion of a behavioral interview and a mandatory orientation conducted by Kelly Educational Staffing,” and the willingness to work for next to nothing without any benefits. The online training program takes two hours and includes a quiz.
People with these “qualifications” are then expected to provide “instruction,” encourageThe Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor "Fast Food" Teachers | HuffPost: 
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