Teachers In One Southern Oregon District Are Scheduled to Go On Strike

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on February 6 unless the differences can be resolved between the MEA and the Medford School District.One thing I had heard through the grapevine is the guy who is the CFO of the district was with Harry & David until shortly before it filed for bankruptcy. Good move, school board and district administrators.I don't have as harsh words for Oregon school districts as I do for Nevada's because I know Nevada's so well having been through the wringer there, but teachers up here are paid shit, and their class sizes are way huge.Not only that, but classified staff are exploited to the point that comparatively few are even full-time anymore but work years in part-time jobs with NO benefits. Believe it or not, it is extremely competitive to even get the part-time jobs despite no benefits and shitty pay because applicants KNOW those jobs are used as a hiring pool for the full-time gigs.Furthermore, many of the teacher aides are doing jobs that should be done only by certificated staff such as reading intervention jobs. . . .

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