Comments on: AAPS Board Passes 2012-13 Budget it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Eric Eric Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:14:14 +0000 So the AFSCME contract is renewed, like for how long, what are these people being paid, did the management get any concessions in these times of unprecedented financial difficulty? Like everyone else at AAPS they probably get two or three times as much money as private sector people doing the same work. The public isn’t even supposed to be interested or know about such things apparently.
Perhaps eventually the administration will wake up and tell AAPS employees that the great “education” gravy train is over. The only way AAPS will survive more than a few years is with big pay cuts for everyone, like 20% for AFSME, 40% for teachers, 60% for administrators. Not just for new hires or temporarily or phased in over umpteen years but for everyone NOW.
If the unions don’t like it let them strike, shut the system down for a year, that would save a lot of money. The greediest and most overpaid would eventually leave and could be replaced with much cheaper people. The quality of teaching would not suffer much, it is all ready lousy.