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Schenectady school budget woes still need to be addressed

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Schenectady school budget woes still need to be addressed Until now, [Schenectady school] Superintendent Laurence Spring has confronted one terrible problem after another, directly and forcefully. But now, he and the school board have agreed to a 2.75 percent tax hike. This is a return to the shabby business as usual. Granted, the state is shortchanging the district. But the real problem is the iron grip of the teachers’ union and the locked-in contracts, step ...

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April 14, 2014
6:29 a.m.

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Diane St Onge. We all know the answer to that. Teachers unions are a huge political machine. They want every penny they can get and if kids and money is going to parochial schools then the public schools will lose that income. Public education in my view in most medium to large cities is in the toilet. The teachers wear jeans and T Shirts with sneakers and no sox to school, school was once a place that we not only got an education but learned respect and manners. The teachers now days push their own liberal agenda on our children telling them if it feels good do, but then again, teachers now days are products of the 60s and 70s where they learned the liberal manta.