Wow! Magazine by Joshua Pundit
The L.A. teacher’s strike involves over 30,000 unionized Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers and other school employees have gone out on strike to demand higher pay and ‘smaller class sizes.’ The truth of the matter? The entire strike is an outrageous fraud.
What the teachers and administrators want is a clear indication that this is a lot more than a labor dispute.
The unions want what they call fully staffed schools, meaning more teachers, librarians, nurses, admin staff, and counselors, with limits on class sizes. And of course, a 6.6% raise with back pay for
the 2017-18 school year.
Let’s examine this in detail, shall we?
For working 8 months per year, the average pay of LAUSD teachers is -wait for it-$75,504, based on last year’s numbers. And that’s a median figure, which includes brand new teachers with no experience. Teachers with a few years experience can earn a lot more, and that includes a generous benefits package most workers could only dream of.Principles and administrators earn a lot more:
Even for pricey Los Angeles, these are very good salaries, especially when you add the value of their benefits package and the fact that there’s nothing stopping these teachers from taking temporary employment while school’s out. Teachers on the low end also have the opportunity to make more money teaching summer school or doing after school tutoring and coaching once their six hour day is over.
But what are the parents of California’s public school students getting for all this money?
California spends $9,417 per pupil, with the LAUSD spending $10,000 to educate each student, with additional funding for low-income students, English-learners and foster youth[…]
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