One can’t hire a contractor, spend the money on something else, and then say, “Sorry, I can’t pay for that new kitchen.”
A teachers position is NOTHING like a contractor so this argument just isn’t valid.
Teachers can’t negotiate salaries, raises, or bonuses like many in the private sector can: these changes are non-negotiable.
You can’t have it both ways. Union negotiated contracts or do it yourself.
We teachers earned our banked sick days in the past through hard work. They are not a “frill” to be retroactively withdrawn.
But they are SICK DAYS, If you’re not sick you don’t use them. Plus, you weren’t sick, you should be happy! Banking WAS a nice perk but I don’t get to bank my car insurance if I don’t get in an accident!
Still think the public education is broken, almost beyond repair. Starting to think about setting aside money now for my future children’s private education.