Teacher Protest

More than 75 Palm Beach County
teachers staged unusual protests over the weekend.
Dressed in red and wielding pens, they sat at mall food courts
and graded stacks of papers. Participants in the so-called Grade-In
Marathon hoped to show the public how demanding and time-consuming
teaching is. They hit malls in Boynton Beach, Wellington and Palm
Beach Gardens.
The protests came hours after the Florida Legislature finalized
a budget deal requiring teachers and other public employees to
contribute 3 percent of their pay toward their retirement. While
the move is expected to help ease the state's budget deficit, it
amounts to a pay cut for those workers.

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  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    It doesn't "amount" to a pay cut, it IS a pay cut. Next year they will make it 5%. The year after that they will "reform" (i.e. cut) our health care. Pretty soon, we will have to pay them for the privilege of having a job. I will be taking college education elsewhere. Let them hire someone with a GED to take my place. You get what you pay for.
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