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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.

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