DN Subscriber,Sorry but the fact is Utahn's are paying less
today in state income taxes(money used for education) as a percentage of there
income than they were ten years ago. If we are abolishing those who create more
education problems than they solve, then that would mean we need to get rid of
the United States Congress and the Utah legislature, which in reality is
probably not a bad idea and would do a lot for this country beyond just
Why does the DNews have links to Canyons School District stories attached to an
article for Jordan School District? Don't you think it is past time to
move beyond the district split. You certianly don't see links to Canyons
School District on stories about Granite, Davis, Alpine, or other school
districts. Let it go.....As for the JEA - most people in the
private sector are seeing stagnant wages as well. It is an unforunate fact of
life in our current economy. At least you still have jobs. California and
other states have had to lay off thousands of teachers because of budget issues.
If there is a market demand for teachers in other districts as the JEA claims,
then the Jordan Board will have to make some choices to curtail the flight of
good teachers. That's a decision that should be guided by a business need,
not a federal arbitrator.
Mediate all you like, but please, school board, do not give an inch.Teachers unions should be abolished entirely. They create more problems than
they solve for the education system as a whole. And, any teacher
who strikes should be decertified and banned from ever teaching in Utah
again.Taxpayers are fed up with taxes rising faster than our wages
so government employees get ore raises than the average Utah worker.