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Gingersnap
02-23-2011, 10:21 AM
Providence plans to pink slip all teachers

01:00 AM EST on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

By Linda Borg

Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE — The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.

In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school.

In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the dire budget outline for the 2011-2012 school year in which we are projecting a near $40 million deficit for the district,” Brady wrote. “Since the full extent of the potential cuts to the school budget have yet to be determined, issuing a dismissal letter to all teachers was necessary to give the mayor, the School Board and the district maximum flexibility to consider every cost savings option, including reductions in staff.” State law requires that teachers be notified about potential changes to their employment status by March 1.

“To be clear about what this means,” Brady wrote, “this action gives the School Board the right to dismiss teachers as necessary, but not all teachers will actually be dismissed at the end of the school year.”

“This is beyond insane,” Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith said Tuesday night. “Let’s create the most chaos and the highest level of anxiety in a district where teachers are already under unbelievable stress. Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7 , 1941.” That was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor.

If only public school teachers understood the actual significance of Pearl Harbor: the massive loss of life in the attack, the crippling of the navy on the brink of catastrophic world war, the subsequent entry of the United States into that war and the millions of lives lost in the war effort.

Because getting an administrative heads-up for a potential employment lay-off is exactly like being physically blown to pieces over the course of 6 years.

Po Jo (http://www.projo.com/news/content/providence_teacher_layoffs_02-23-11_MCML6R3_v17.1a1cc6d.html)

Apache
02-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Whoa! This is really coming to a head...

ralph wiggum
02-23-2011, 05:26 PM
Comparing firing teachers to Pearl Harbor. Very classy, dude. :rolleyes:

JB
02-23-2011, 06:21 PM
I have no doubt that any surviving member of Pearl Harbor could beat the crap out of Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith.

Air Traffic Controller their asses now. (Yes, I used ATC as a verb). :p

Odysseus
02-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Comparing firing teachers to Pearl Harbor. Very classy, dude. :rolleyes:

Let's hope that he's not a history teacher.

Apocalypse
02-23-2011, 07:39 PM
Providence plans to pink slip all teachers

By Linda Borg
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.

In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school.

In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the dire budget outline for the 2011-2012 school year in which we are projecting a near $40 million deficit for the district,” Brady wrote.

“Since the full extent of the potential cuts to the school budget have yet to be determined, issuing a dismissal letter to all teachers was necessary to give the mayor, the School Board and the district maximum flexibility to consider every cost savings option, including reductions in staff.” State law requires that teachers be notified about potential changes to their employment status by March 1.

“To be clear about what this means,” Brady wrote, “this action gives the School Board the right to dismiss teachers as necessary, but not all teachers will actually be dismissed at the end of the school year.”

http://www.projo.com/news/content/providence_teacher_layoffs_02-23-11_MCML6R3_v17.1a1cc6d.html

Guess they can the, if you can't bargain with them, then just fire all of them.

Madisonian
02-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Psssssssst.... Apoc.....
Check out "End of the World"...:o

AmPat
02-24-2011, 01:03 AM
I have no doubt that any surviving member of Pearl Harbor could beat the crap out of Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith.

Air Traffic Controller their asses now. (Yes, I used ATC as a verb). :p

I believe you meant; PATCO their,,,,,,,,,,?

jediab
02-24-2011, 03:18 PM
Air Traffic Controller their asses now. (Yes, I used ATC as a verb). :p

LindaNumbers has been alerted! :p

Zathras
02-24-2011, 07:47 PM
Let's hope that he's not a history teacher.

Yeah... if he is, John Blutarsky was probably one of his students.