Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

BETHEL: Contract reflects teacher greed

Letter by Bob Sweem, Graham on Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:57 am | 8 Comments »
August 19, 2011 1:29 pm

Re: “Bethel deal reached; board to vote” (TNT, 8-19).

Once again the union and teachers in the Bethel School District have shown their true colors. It’s not about the children; it’s about the money.

Their latest contract takes money away from children and gives a 1.9 percent pay increase to mitigate the 1.9 percent pay decrease the state took. Unfortunately, state workers had a 3 percent pay decrease, but do not have a “children’s fund” to tap into.

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.