Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, gawd forbid a teacher makes enough money to live on!

  2. Bob

    Bob said, about 2 years ago

    hey bread and water is enough to keep them surviving

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Bob

    But would you trust the education of YOUR children to someone making minimum wage?

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 years ago

    Unions have a war on children.

  5. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 2 years ago

    But teachers are supposed to make silk purses and more bricks with less straw.
    Didn’t you know? They are the real magicians of the 21st century.

  6. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 2 years ago

    @comicgos

    They weren’t striking over money, pay attention, they had agreed to a 16 percent pay raise, they were striking because they don’t want accountablility.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, about 2 years ago

    How do you measure accountability? Answer that question with a reasoned response.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    It is unreasonable to hold teachers accountable SOLELY to the results obtained by their students. Certain collections of children are not going to test well, and if you really think it’s a good idea to dock the pay of the teachers in the poorest schools, then maybe you’re not a teacher. New idea — let’s restrict the votes of legislators who have a high level of constituents are on food stamps. That’ll take care of those red-state jobs bill obstructors.

  9. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Well, if most of the kids, I heard 80%, cannot read at grade level, someone is not doing the job. The average person in Chicago earns $47000 per year. The average teacher earns $75,000 per year, before benefits. Something is wrong here! And how do you measure accountability in ANY job? Results, I guess. They are not getting results, are they?

  10. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, about 2 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    They don’t make minimum wage…by far. They would not settle for a 16 percent raise. They wanted 30 percent. But the big issue was they don’t want any teacher salary tied to performance.

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    I support the idea of accountability in teaching, and I want to see tenure reformed, but I finally read the proposal they are striking over, and have to side with the teachers on this one. Accountability should have peer review, administrative review, and the student testing should be indicative of the individual gains made in the class. If the students could be made to take a skills test at the beginning of the year, and a comparable test at the end, that would reflect more of what the teacher accomplished. The standardized test being used is only once a year, and on many cases does not reflect what is covered in the classroom. It does not reflect what was learned, but where they “should be” at that point. This means the teacher can be fired if they get a classroom where more than 10% of the children were already behind. That’s like being fired because somebody else you work with is an idiot.
    However, instead of striking, the union should have suspended the contract until this one piece was worked out. Also, they might have had more impact had they held the strike until someone was actually fired for this.

  12. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 2 years ago

    @comicgos

    Yeah, gawd forbid a teacher makes enough money to live on!
    .
    When was the last time you got a 35% raise?

  13. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 2 years ago

    Teaching is not an easy thing to do. It is difficult to get a college degree, get certified to teach and then actually get a job. Then, after all that has been learned in this process, a teacher still needs to assess each class and figure out how to best meet those students’ needs. I think it is even more difficult to evaluate the quality of a teacher’s work. One thing is absolutely certain—It takes more than simple ideas to teach or evaluate teaching. Test scores may help, but by themselves are just another simplistic and incomplete answer.

    The question was posed above: Would you want a minimum wage worker to teach your children? Kinda like do you want your airplane’s pilot to be the pilot who would agree to work for the least money?

    I student taught in a Chicago public high school. It was not easy. We as a society do not really value education, although we are loathe to admit it. Again in Chicago: How much are we really willing to spend on educating our children as compared to how much we are willing to spend for Bears’ tickets and a “seat license”, even though the stadium was built with tax money?

    Paying teachers a salary commensurate with their education and the importance of their work is but one answer to our education problems, but is only one part of a complex problem.

    And Howie, the median wage is dropping due to Reagan’s policy, not Obama’s. Simple answers untainted by truth from a simpleton troll.

  14. beautifulyoli

    beautifulyoli GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If you don’t pay top money to someone who is with your child, approx. 7 hours a day, five days a week; How can you expect to get the best possible choice?

  15. Farley55

    Farley55 said, about 2 years ago

    Funny that the first defenses from Libs claimed that the highest paid teachers in the country were living on minimum wage and bread & water. Just goes to show how poorly acquainted they are with facts.

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