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Jordan school board, teachers at an impasse

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 27, 2012 10:41 p.m.

    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 education.

  • 1Observer Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 27, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    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.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 26, 2012 10:20 p.m.

    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.