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Is There School Tomorrow for AVHS Students?

Original post made by Diane, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 22, 2012

According to the school calendar, there seems to be no school tomorrow for grades 6-12 due to a teacher work day. My student didn't hear his teachers mention this last Friday so I'd just like to confirm before his happy dance begins.

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Posted by no more teacher raises
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

Another three day weekend for our poor teachers. Every weekend, every school holiday and all summer off is just not enough, they need so-called "work days" too? Maybe they'll be working while on the ski slope or somewhere else enjoying more taxpayer funded time off.
Must be about time for them to start working on another futile attempt to pass a parcel tax for their raises.

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Posted by Colette
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

No More Teacher Raises: Boy, you are one bitter son of a gun. Have you walked in the shoes of a teacher? Maybe you should get a little more information before you start spewing comments about teachers going skiing on the work day. I think you should become a teacher since you are so high and, I take that back. I wouldn't wish you on our students.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

can we all get along?

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Posted by No class today
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

No school today. Hopefully teachers will record long overdue grades on Zangle. I feel like getting the money I donated back, part of it was supposed to be used to be able to continue with Zangle (technology)

I find it funny that teachers need to be given a day off just to run a scantron through a machine and record grades. Teaching is, imo, an easy job with long breaks and many days off, plus no accountability. Do principals know that teachers are giving no feedback whatsoever on work turned in a long time ago?

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Posted by student
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

As a student, these comments are hilarious to read. More than half of my finals had not only a scantron but also a free response portion (and some lengthly ones at that), and you're complaining that these people have to grade roughly 200 of them? Wow, just wow. Yes, maybe they do need a work day to get caught up because they are NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS. I immensely appreciate (mostly) all the teachers I've had in the PUSD, and their efficiency; their job is NOT easy. Maybe you're not receiving a score because your child didn't turn something in? There's always other factors.

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Posted by Teacher
a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Very naive and ignorant comments on here. Teacher work days does NOT mean they run scantron's through a machine and enter numbers on some. If you know anything about education, many of these work days are spent collaborating with other teachers, and some times the whole district meets for the first half of the day then all teachers report back to their schools to WORK. I'm a teacher in another district and we have a teacher work day in a few weeks. We don't get to sleep in on those days- we have to report at the regular hours.

People get it in your head- teachers work much longer hours than when the bell rings for your student to be in their seat to the time they bell rings that excuses them. The minimal amount of required prep time is never enough to completely plan for the following weeks.

Teacher's should be paid what doctors are paid; if it weren't for teachers you wouldn't be able to go to college. (Teachers, whether they are from private or public schools. And I hope they make it so home school teachers have to have credentials.)

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Posted by Hmmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm

"if it weren't for teachers you wouldn't be able to go to college"

For the majority of students, they go to college in spite of teachers, not thanks to them. Why do you think the tutoring businesses thrive?

Sorry, but a teacher who has taught the same grade level and subject for years uses and re uses the material, no prep work required. I have run into my share of teachers who won't even release the test to students because of "security measures" (aka, they are, and will be, reusing the test)

When and if they ever change the requirements to become a teacher, and the criteria for them keeping their job (ie, performance vs union protection), maybe we can discuss the pay being higher.

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