Wednesday, April 18, 2018|2 a.m.
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An April 10 story in the Review-Journal kept in mind that the Clark County School District “has not increased contributions for health care since 2008, aside from a one-time payment in 2016. The district has actually countered that the union has opted to put recently available funds towards teacher wages rather than health care protection in contract talks.”
What new funds? Is CCSD implying that teachers should need to pick in between health care and raises? There have actually been 2 years in the past decade that instructors got decent raises in Clark County, and there were no cost-of-living raises for seven years in a row.
In 2011, the number of trainees scoring the optimum rating on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB test at Arbor View High School increased from one to 11, and the overall variety of passing scores increased from 7 to 24. The instructor got a pay cut for those results therefore did each teacher in CCSD that year.
While CCSD is being acknowledged nationally for its AP ratings, it is trying to prevent the decision of an equally decideded upon arbitrator to pay teachers their assured raises.
Nevada has some of the most affordable per-pupil financing in the country. West Virginia and Oklahoma are raising their funding, and other states like Arizona are not far behind. CCSD should be battling to advertise this fact rather of decimating the morale of instructors who have some of the largest class sizes in the United States.