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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 08:27 AM
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Teacher Layoffs Becoming Common In PA Because of Corbett's Budget
The layoffs or "furloughs" of teachers will become common over the next 4 months as Pennsylvania School Districts finish their budgets. Corbett's budget really provides few choices to school districts - especially poorer rural and urban school districts that will experience the most severe funding cuts.

Here's a sampling of articles of what is to come:

Philadelphia:

http://www.thenotebook.org/march-2011/113402/teachers-b...

"the District is expected to learn in the coming weeks the final size of its budget shortfall for 2011-12, which officials acknowledge may exceed $400 million. A likely result is that individual school budgets will be slashed, class size increased, and teacher positions reduced across the board.

The probable outcome of all the tumult: hundreds of displaced teachers competing for a limited number of vacant positions and the first large-scale teacher layoffs in the city in two decades."
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http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/...

88 teachers and 25 support staff at Pocono Mtn SD

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11076/1132478-55.stm

Pittsburgh area - including many kindergarden teachers

"In addition, the districts stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in charter school tuition reimbursements, which also would be cut.

The Duquesne City School District, a high-poverty area, would lose 30 percent of its budget, and it's unclear whether the system could continue to operate."

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Scranton area:

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/poorer-school-district...
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Wilkes-Barre area:

http://www.timesleader.com/opinion/columnists/guydish/G...

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York:

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_17577090



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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 10:25 AM
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1. This cartoon says it well.
Edited on Tue Mar-22-11 10:25 AM by JPZenger
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 08:38 AM
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4. Many more stories of teacher layoffs posted at the folliowing link
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:06 AM
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2. Duquesne schools may have to close
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11082/1133980-55.stm


Other school districts are raising property taxes, laying off teachers and other staff, eliminating full day kindergarten, and not replacing retiring teachers.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11076/1132478-55.stm
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 08:32 PM
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3. Our district in SW PA is sending every teacher a furlough notice.
I'll let you know when I get mine.

I was furloughed once before so I'm not scared sh*tless like the younger teachers are.
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