|WA teachers send letter to residents, Joe V offers commentary |
EDITOR’S NOTE: I received this in my mailbox this past week. I thought I’d share with you and opine on it as well. You’ll see “EDITOR’S NOTE” where I offer my commentary.
February 21, 2014
Dear Wyoming Area Residents
We, the teachers of the Wyoming Area School District, are the men and women who work every day to provide the best possible education to the children of our community. We are proud of our schools and proud of the job we do, and we will continue to fight for the classroom priorities that make Wyoming Area an academically successful school district and one of the best in the state. The betterment of our students can be achieved with your help (EDITOR'S NOTE: Sure, by increasing our taxes). Read More ...
Joe Valenti - 4 opinions posted
Surprised PA contract isn't settled yet
Guariglia & Sciandra
I am really surprised the Pittston Area teachers’ contract isn’t settled yet
Not that it’s a good thing or bad thing, just that it isn’t settled
I was fairly confident, in fact I predicted, once board member Charlie Sciandra was removed as the sole negotiator, it would have settled.
My thought was once now Tony Guariglia, who is quite cozy with the union, took over the reins as president, he’d have the votes to settle it. Read More ...
Joe Valenti - 11 opinions posted
Smiles takes exception to Gov candidate
by Jack Smiles
Tom Wolfe must think Pennsylvania voters are no smarter than the 8-year-olds in his ubiquitous TV commercial. Sitting in a classroom surrounded by kids, Wolfe tells them the answer to the lack of education funding is right under their feet. A couple of them look at him like he just told them there is no Santa. Read More ...
Jack Smiles - 9 opinions posted