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TACOMA: Cry me a river, teachers

Letter by Matthew Philichi, Gig Harbor on Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm | 48 Comments »
August 31, 2011 1:20 pm

I have often told my children that they can’t be public school teachers when they grow up. It seems that the first requirement of being one is that they must learn how to whine. I don’t want whiners in my house.

The Tacoma teachers union is now complaining about being asked to take a 1.9 percent pay cut. It is also accusing the school district of “hoarding cash.” That is the taxpayers’ money, not teachers’!

I have two ideas for teachers:

• Stop paying dues to their strong-arm union. That will save them the money of the pay cut and save everyone else the constant noise.

• If you don’t like the new salary that the district can afford to pay, quit. There will be hundreds of good people to take your spot.

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