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Kinnelon Teachers Take 'High Road,' Union Rep Says

NJEA representative said no organized effort is in place for teachers to only offer extra help on Thursdays.

Kinnelon, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"kinnelon-borough-5"} --> teachers grades 6 through 12 who are only offering extra help after school on Thursdays are not part of an organized effort, according to New Jersey Education Association Field Representative Vickie Walsh, who is representing the Kinnelon Education Association (KEA) meeting, several board members to help with the

NJ Taxpayer September 21, 2012 at 08:55 AM
I find it hard to believe that any of you will do this, but here goes. The next Board of Education meeting is on September 27, 2012 at 8:00pm in the Kinnelon High School Auditorium. I think you should go and see what a Board meeting really is. You should go and voice your opinion. I have been to meetings before and many of the teachers are there. You can ask them yourselves in person about the situation.
Patch Adams September 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM
GoKEA you bring up a huge point. The minimal increase in tax is a real deal breaker while little Johnny rolls into school with a brand new license and fresh BMW off the lot. The parents also don't help their cause by storming into the main or central office every time little Suzy gets an A- instead of an A. I've heard plenty of shameful stories. Let the kids grow up and handle themselves. The emails, phone calls, and meetings some of these teachers need to go through are often obnoxious. The teachers in this town are forced to be on-call 24/7 because the emails & phone calls coming from parents request immediate responses.
Yes, I teach in Kinnelon September 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM
We all need to remember where the Kinnelon taxpayer's money goes. The cost of educating a student in Kinnelon is $13,000/year. The cost per student in the inner city schools can easily be $25,000. Where do you think that money comes from? The Kinnelons across the state.
taxpayer October 01, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Fire them all? Let's remember how well replacement refs did. And remember that housing values are tied to school quality. I can't wait to see what's in the fact finding.
TAXburden October 01, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Fact finding fact finding. Who cares? Unions are there for the worst teachers. Here it is, 2 percent cap on taxes. So if the union gets an increase that causes taxes to rise above the 2%, what happens? We remove teachers based on seniority not based on quality. Result we have less teachers and more students in the class rooms. Who gets hurt all of us. You can not get blood from a stone. Those good teachers who are lower on the seniority tree get cut, bad teachers higher up get rewarded and our children get the shaft. Wake up!

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