Original post made by Dreamin, Southeast Pleasanton, on Jun 2, 2009
Can we get a contract without tenure? Can we eliminate seniority-based rules? Can we have some small amount of pay-for-performance? Can the district terminate bad teachers/employees after years of complaints? I would be willing to pay more if we could have even minor improvements in the status quo. I'm just a bit tired of the logic that says pay more or face ruinous cuts to the schools. There's middle ground between taxpayers and the district/union, if we insist that the school board tries some new ideas (not just temporary budget gymnastics).