"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Memphis Supt. Gets Big Raise As Retired Teachers Get Big Cut

Even with dwindling enrollment and budget shortfalls due to corporate charter fund drain, the Shelby County School Board recently voted 6-3 to give Dorsey Hopson a $15,000 bonus, even though Hopson's salary of $269,000 is more than the Tennessee governor is paid. 

Meanwhile, Memphis retired teachers just found out in a letter mailed out that Hopson' office has decided, with no Board vote (cowardly bastards), to make teachers pay between $1,000 and $3,000 per year more for health insurance.
Retired teachers under the age of 65 received a letter over the weekend informing them that their contribution would increase from 34 percent to 50 percent of their premium. The basic plan for a retiree only will cost $277.75 a month, an increase of almost $89. A family plan will increase about $248 a month.

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