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Notes from the news, Aug. 26

By the Notebook on Aug 26, 2013 09:54 AM

Nutter angrily rejects teacher criticism. Inquirer

Schools crisis requires union action. Inquirer

District, city at odds over selling buildings. Inquirer

Could a vacant Germantown High ruin the neighborhood? AxisPhilly

Let’s look at the facts about charter schools. AxisPhilly

Who are the Phildelphia School Partnership? Daily News

Feds: PA Cyber Charter School founder Trombetta schemed to steal $1 millionPost-Gazette

As semester looms, teacher contract tensions persist Post-Gazette

Funding schools with donations pits need against fairness. Notebook

NCLB waiver frees up federal money, but it's no help in Philly. Notebook

Philly teachers: We won't stop until we get fair schools funding. NewsWorks

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

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Submitted by Anonymously Anon (not verified) on August 26, 2013 11:09 am
Nutter can be as angry as he wants but the criticism is true. Cutting teacher pay is in no way about improving schools and all it will do is drive good teachers out of the district. Nutter wants to cut teacher pay yet he wants to pretend it's for the good of the students. He needs to be called on that hypocrisy.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 26, 2013 11:45 am
Funny that Nutter never seemed to get angry when Ackerman was running around the city truly making a mockery of the Mayor. She said whatever she wanted and did whatever she wanted. Either he was in on the whole thing and purposely allowed her to do those things or he is that bad of a leader that he sat clueless as she threw more and more of our money out the window. Where was he during that mess? Did he come out and ridicule her like he is the PFT? No he did not. I know we all remember it very well.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 26, 2013 11:36 am
Nutter also wants teacher pay cut now that his daughter is out of public schools. Coincidence?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 26, 2013 9:55 pm
Taking cheap shots at the mayor was misdirected and a mistake. Even the liberal Inquirer editorial board says it is time for the PFT to step up.
Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on August 26, 2013 9:42 pm
Inquirer editorial board has been anti-union for years.
Submitted by Halo (not verified) on August 26, 2013 9:07 pm
I read the editorial in The Inquirer and I was surprised at their stance. We've been stepping up for years keeping the school district afloat. No one at The Inquirer can imagine what it means to be a teacher in the SDP. If these "concessions" really extortive policies go through I simply can't afford to work in the SDP. I'm still paying back student loans. Taking a 13% pay cut and 13% towards health care and no step increase dramatically reduces my salary. I'm committed to serving underserved children and I can do so in Camden, Chester and numerous other high needs districts that will compensate me accordingly. This isn't about a desire to flee to the lofty suburbs with teacher oasis dreams. We as Philly educators have already proven our commitment and we deserve fair compensation and to work under a fair contract. The Inquirer editorial board has it all wrong. We've given all we have to give and then some.
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