Reader Comments to HT OP ED

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Well said. Note that the more folks that are unemployed the more who are available for “substitute” work.

Consider too what the role of a substitute is conceived to be: adult supervision. What more?

But further one imagines that substitutes should likely be more consistent members of the community of educators and in this way be entrusted with more than prison guard duties. (oh, did I say that?)

If so, subs would not be itinerant workers who are in effect only valuable as a “responsible” party, they would be eligible for a “living wage”; however, there would be no available jobs for other itinerant laborers.

But when the other members of the community who are granted “full-time” status are reduced further and further to “standards” bearers and keyboard instructors who at best “negotiate” for 1% increase over 4 years…what would you expect from elite earners in the administration? — Douglas Storm

We get what we pay for: good substitute teachers are valuable, and it sounds like the school board representatives disrespected them here. —Mike B.

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Personally, I agree subs should be paid more IF THEY FOLLOW PLANS left by teachers. I have had subs who just improvise their way through the day based on their whims. I would rather see the low paid staff taken care of. Secretaries, health aides, kitchen crew and custodians are paid a pittance for their steady and vital work to each of our schools. —kb

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Thank you for taking the time to comment.

You make a good point re: IF THEY FOLLOW PLANS left by teachers. I personally do my best to follow the plans supplied by teachers. And, there is a bit of ‘improvisation’ involved in the execution/delivery of ANY plan. And, there are times when the plans left by a teacher are so scattered and incoherent that you must marvel how creative a sub teacher must be to ‘enlighten and inspire’ a classroom of strangers without a ‘script’ to follow.

I think we are on the same page and must lobby the wisest of the wise on our school board to include sub teachers (who also provide “steady and vital work to each of our schools”) as viable part of the MCCSC support staff and move forward with wage increases for ALL support staff—secretaries, health aides, culinary bandits, custodians, and, yes, SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS.

Since we are talking about “low paid staff”, have you read NICKELED AND DIMED: ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA. Required reading for any certified teacher or the MCCSC school board and administration.

Sincerely,

David Wierhake
actor • musician • songwriter
MCCSC substitute teacher

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“I think we are on the same page and must lobby the wisest of the wise on our school board to include sub teachers (who also provide “steady and vital work to each of our schools”) as viable part of the MCCSC support staff and move forward with wage increases for ALL support staff—secretaries, health aides, culinary bandits, custodians, and, yes, SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS”

Like, like, like. While we depend on dedicated teachers to provide our children with an excellent education, it seems that those folks who keep the school buildings humming along are forgotten when it comes to wages/raises. —hoosiermom

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“I think we are on the same page and must lobby the wisest of the wise on our school board to include sub teachers (who also provide “steady and vital work to each of our schools”) as viable part of the MCCSC support staff and move forward with wage increases for ALL support staff—secretaries, health aides, culinary bandits, custodians, and, yes, SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS”

Like, like, like. While we depend on dedicated teachers to provide our children with an excellent education, it seems that those folks who keep the school buildings humming along are forgotten when it comes to wages/raises. —hoosiermom

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Not just forgotten, ignored & looked down upon. —Mike B.

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