Al's Rantings

A view of the world from a hillbilly perspective.

Location: Virginia

I was born and went to school in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, in southern West Virginia. After graduating from college, I got married, and began working in Bristol, TN. I have have various jobs from Tennessee to up state New York and a few points between. Now I work in West Virginia. Some day, I want to live in Alaska.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Teacher's Salaries

Chesterfield schools have come into some money and they want to raise their teacher's salaries.

The proposed $518 million fiscal plan for Chesterfield schools in 2006-07 includes more than $16 million for salary increases next year - the division's highest-ever one-year increase. The plan would provide a raise of between 4 percent and 8 percent for eligible teachers and support personnel, depending on how far below the market the salaries are for their positions.

Teachers at the top of the scale would get a 2 percent raise under the plan.

It's part of a three-year plan to get the county's school salaries among the highest in the area.

Wow, they do not want to reach the average, they want to be among the highest. As I have said before, by getting a raise in this county, the overall state average will increase. Those schools that have a multi-year plan to reach the average salary for the state are now falling behind.

Here's an idea. Allow teachers from throughout the state to apply for these high paying jobs. Let them submit a resume with their accomplishments and successes. The better ones get the better jobs. Even better, allow me the money associated with my child so I can find a school and staff that pleases me, the parent. Nope...won't happen...


Blogger Pumps said...

Living in Chesterfield, my real
estate assessment has just gone
up 14% for the year 2006...Third
increase in a row...Pumps

11:35 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

I've actually been arguing with a couple liberal bloggers, one who used to be the manager of our college track team, about school vouchers. The current system is in shambles many places, so why not give poor parents a chance to get their child a better education?

Their argument is that the program shouldn't be applied b/c some parents, even with the vouchers, still wouldn't be able to afford the better education, and those children will be left behind. Therefore, I guess the liberal thinking is better to damn all 2,000 kids of a rundown, crappy high school rather than present an opportunity for at least 1,000 of them to better themselves. That thinking gives me a headache. Of course, I guess I shouldn't expect any different from a groupthink that says a woman should have the right to hire a doctor to shove a knife into the brain of her 8 month old fetus.

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