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Fri Mar 30, 2018, 08:57 AM

This is what lawmakers in Kentucky have to walk through to get to work today.

Many school districts are closed today because teachers called in sick.

This is what lawmakers have to walk through to get to the Capitol today. Many teachers, many signs, one message: Find Funding First.

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Reply This is what lawmakers in Kentucky have to walk through to get to work today. (Original post)
MelissaB Mar 2018 OP
MelissaB Mar 2018 #1
MelissaB Mar 2018 #2
sheshe2 Mar 2018 #3
Blue_Adept Mar 2018 #4
hatrack Mar 2018 #6
tonyt53 Mar 2018 #5
Hortensis Mar 2018 #7
bronxiteforever Mar 2018 #8
Mountain Mule Mar 2018 #9
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #10
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #11
appalachiablue Mar 2018 #12
calimary Mar 2018 #15
appalachiablue Mar 2018 #19
iluvtennis Mar 2018 #13
Initech Mar 2018 #14
Blue_true Mar 2018 #18
Fritz Walter Mar 2018 #16
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #17
appalachiablue Mar 2018 #20
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #21
appalachiablue Mar 2018 #22
dlk Mar 2018 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2018 #24

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:01 AM

1. If Gov Matt Bevin was looking for a little office quiet time, it aint happening today.

If @GovMattBevin was looking for a little office quiet time, it ainít happening today.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:02 AM

2. Vote them out! Teachers chanting at rally against passage of #SB151

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:40 AM

3. The People Rise

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:42 AM

4. If only we put our energy into promoting this instead of continually talking about hate-filled folks

None of my teacher friends are from KY but are elsewhere in the country and have done their protesting previously as well. It's always great to see, especially if the communities rally behind them.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:47 AM

6. We interrupt this broadcast to return to your regularly scheduled Roseanne Sealioning Festival

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:43 AM

5. Two of my sisters and a few friends are there!

 

The GOP bastards added the pension language into a bill that had to do with sewage. Eleven GOP House members voted against it too.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 09:51 AM

7. Good for them! Teaching should be paid well

enough to compete with other industries for good, dynamic people.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:08 AM

8. Kick and recommend.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:09 AM

9. My Aunt was a teacher in Kentucky

and was paid chump change. It's no wonder Kentuckians vote the way they do - all the good teachers who could help them become informed voters leave the state.











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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:11 AM

10. Good for them!

These bastards only have as much power as we allow them to have. It's time that people everywhere start to realize that these lawmakers work for US! They are not our rulers!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:32 AM

11. This is impressive. I hope the Governor is listening

The parents need to support the teachers for this to really work though. Sometimes the students will attend the rallies and marches to support their teachers, and then the parents wake up and start paying attention. We saw that happen in Pittsburgh a few years ago.

Good luck teachers!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:37 AM

12. Go Kentucky! A Wave following the WV Teachers Walk Out- in KY, OK, AZ

Teacher Activism on 4 continents now, North & South America, Europe & Africa.

Compensate teachers who instruct students that are the future.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/28/teac-m28.html

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016203920

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:26 AM

15. It's just a damn shame that our teachers have to go to these lengths

even just to be heard, much less win the salary increases they so desperately need and deserve. Frankly, I think a lot of these teachers deserve freakin' COMBAT PAY (looking at YOU, Parkland FL teachers!).

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 12:31 PM

19. It's been a long time coming with teachers that are underpaid

and undercompensated for years, esp. since the 2008 financial crash. A relative, like many hasn't had a raise in 10 years.

The KY teachers protest mounted last night after the legislature & GOP Gov. Bevins passed a sneaky "sewer bill" to rob them of their pensions, "Vote Them Out!" Combat Pay, no joke.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/30/1753224/-Kentucky-Teachers-Shut-Down-Schools-after-GOP-Slips-through-Bill-that-Robs-Teacher-Pensions

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:43 AM

13. Wonderful. The Parkland teens have started an uprising - so proud of them

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:03 AM

14. We could stop electing these assholes and get people who do their jobs...

Instead of praying to make the problems go away and a lot of this crap might get solved. But we don't have time for rational solutions!

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Response to Initech (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 12:19 PM

18. It is about radical solutions.

Even if the details of how to make them work are sketchy. Drop everything and chase to radical solutions, or else!!!!! (The or else!!!!! was sarcasm).

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:33 AM

16. One quick question

What kind of pension program do legislators and governors have in Kentucky?

My brother ó who devoted his career as a first-responder in KY ó mentioned that these elected hogs at the public trough are covered by a completely separate pension plan.

Was there any language in the railroaded legislation about combining theirs to teachers and other civil servants? Yeah, I thought not!

Admins: when are we going to get a smilie with a pitchfork or torch?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:49 AM

17. Good for them...

Teacher would make more babysitting than teaching.

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/2/21/948224/-

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 12:33 PM

20. That's a good DK post with comments about many teacher issues, tx.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 12:46 PM

21. It is 7 years old which means that it is NOT getting any better

for teachers only worse! Teachers must RESIST!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 01:24 PM

22. Saw that. The lousy conditions are still in place so Teachers Must Speak Out!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 08:28 AM

23. The Citizens the Lawmakers Work for are Speaking Out

Republican lawmakers seem to be completely lacking in the understanding of whom they actually work for--it's not the lobbyists who line their pockets. A wake-up call for them is long overdue.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 09:22 AM

24. Our daughter was there and we're very proud of her!

She also pays lots out of her own pocket every year for needed supplies and had to do a DonorsChoose.org funding drive last year to get some books she needed.

Hopefully, I'll get to see her today and hear of her experiences on Friday.....

America had best change our priorities and thinking on education if we truly want to become great again.


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