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Reader says Ridgewood teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers.

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The teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers. Where do we get a sign supporting the Board? The teachers ARE going to cut out writing letters and any extra time w/the students. The Board and the parents are going to have to take a stance and not give the teachers a thing. This has been how the teachers have always won their demands in the past. Parents have to support the Board for once. The teachers have more under their old contract than most communities. And contrary to their theory that they are the cause of Ridgewood’s supposed “Excellence”, they are not. And our rankings, contrary to what many people think, have gone quite a long ways down in the time we have lived here (over 40 years). We long ago reached the point that, unfortunately, a child will get a better education in the private schools–which most of us can’t pay for. A friend sent her daughter to IHA for 9th grade and then had to return her to Ridgewood for the following three. The child basically repeated her entire 9th grade year while she was actually in the 10th. And this was years ago–imagine the differential now!

9 thoughts on “Reader says Ridgewood teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers.

  1. BOE just say NO to the teachers.

  2. I would not have a Support Teachers lawn sign. This is their battle not mine.

  3. Looking for an “I ALREADY SUPPORT RIDGEWOOD TEACHERS” sign

  4. I assume you do not have children in the school system anymore since you have lived here for 40 years? How can you accurately form an opinion if you do not? I DO have kids in the system and I agree with nothing that you have said. Our schools are great. MOST teachers are great. There are some that need to go.

  5. 12:29 which one’s need to go? Just name 2.

  6. Re: “I assume you do not have children in the school system anymore since you have lived here for 40 years? How can you accurately form an opinion if you do not?”
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    So 12:29pm are you saying that if one does not have direct experience in a something, one cannot form a valid relevant opinion on it?
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    I trust you follow your own beliefs and offer no opinion when discussing death, race, religion, politics, business, drugs, disease, money, age, music, etc, etc, etc, if you do not have any direct (and apparently current) experience in these (and other) matters.
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  7. Opinions are formed by paying attention to council and BOE meetings, also talking to your friends and neighbors in town. It is time for teachers and there arrogant union leaders to step in to the twenty first century and stop livening as though it was the 1950’s where you did not have great pay and benefits. BOE say no to these people the taxpayer is fed up.

  8. BOE – stay strong. The teachers are unreasonable. Might not have this opinion if it was a different town but Ridgewood has always been very supportive of teachers and education as illustrated by the pay scale. We just can’t and don’t want to afford to indulge them any more. Note: Rankings are slipping … time to reconsider a lot when it comes to our schools. Some new blood might be a very good thing. Please move on if you are not happy with what our BOE is offering you.

  9. Teachers remain completely unreasonable and are not negotiating with our volunteer BOE in good faith. Time for higher pension contributions, higher copays, and salaries growing less than the 2% property tax cap. It’s time to wake up to the reality faced by all residents of Ridgewood, not just your “la-la fantasy world” union rose tinted glasses greed.

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