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D-300 Teachers on Strike

No school Tuesday as District 300 teachers go on strike.

District 300 teachers plan to strike Tuesday following a failed bargaining session between LEAD 300 and the district Monday. There will be no classes. The district alerted parents of the strike.

"D300 schools will be closed tomorrow, and all school-sponsored events and activities are cancelled," according to a message the district sent out. "The district will enact its plan tomorrow for Emergency Attendance Centers for students who registered in advance to participate.  For more information about today’s collective bargaining efforts, please visit d300.org later this evening."

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Mike December 04, 2012 at 04:35 AM
What a genius idea Steve. It will be so easy to just fire them all and go through the hiring process for over a thousand new teachers. That doesn't take long, right? All of them deserve to be fired because they are all overpaid and they all underperform. There is not one single good teacher in the entire district. You are right. We can so easily get a new group of great, overachieving teachers who will agree to everything the board wants. Its so simple. Why hasn't anyone else thought of that? You are seriously a genius.
Sereph December 04, 2012 at 05:09 AM
While you can disagree with Steve's.....delivery... you can't deny the motive behind it. Having even just a month off of work and making wages comparable to people who don't enjoy that luxury seems an injustice. Even disregarding that, tenure is insane. How something so ridiculous could possibly become a norm is troubling. What percentage of other workers have the kind of job security tenure offers? Being a student who has recently graduated college, now working in a school (in a position that it is impossible to get tenure in), it's clear as day that there are too many ungrateful teachers who half-ass their jobs because they can. There are plenty of passionate, young teachers up to their necks in student loans who could use the jobs. Am I saying that younger teachers are better than older ones? No. But they sure have potential to outperform plenty of tenured sloths who lack the drive to motivate and work with students.
markporter December 04, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Fired all the asshole that our on our board because thats why our town is broke make our kids suffer more quit telling lies to parents get off your horse an start doing something for the parents an kids thay don't need to suffer anymore
Jo December 04, 2012 at 07:39 PM
These teachers are well paid for 9 months of work. You can look up their salaries by name at: http://www.bettergov.org/payroll/
Lennie Jarratt December 05, 2012 at 03:06 AM
For Our Children’s Future Carpentersville D300 Strike Information Townhall Meeting When: Wednesday 12/5 7pm Where: 8 E Main St. Carpentersville, IL What can parents and residents do to help end the strike? How will the proposed contract affect your property taxes? What are some of the details of the contract?

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