From The Unoffical CHUH web site
Benefits payable to CH-UH staff
By Rob Lake on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 - 08:39 pm:
I've had some dog-walking discussions with a person I've known for many years, who for a few glorious (?) months was responsible for attracting and hiring teachers for the Cleveland School District. Pretty tough task, given the conditions of the politics, the schools, and the administration. Good teachers are hard to find. Experienced teachers even harder.
The salaries and benefits that have to be offered, JUST to fill the classrooms, are pricey.
IF you were to decide that CHUH teachers should get less salaries, fewer benefits, and less time off, your classrooms would be as empty as if you fired most of the teaching staff.
By K Brown on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 - 09:11 pm:
Regarding benefits and pay for teachers, it is important to remember to compare apples to apples not to oranges. It is not relevant to compare the pay and benefit packages of the CH-UH teachers to some corporate average. It would make more sense to compare these numbers with those of other school districts with similar backrounds, standards of living, etc.,and/or to the other jobs that our teachers or prospective teachers have available to them in this area. The school district is competing with other teaching opportunities when it is trying to hire and maintain a quality teaching staff not the general overall workplace.
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