“Personally, I work for the Department of Ed. I feel that Bloomberg did this so the union will en-dorse him. With every contract or union, you give a little and get something. I think it’s good that it’s settled. It’s not a lot to ask of teachers to work a few extra days and hours.”
Ann Marie Soto, Canarsie Question: New York teachers this week tentatively agreed to a contract giving them a 15 percent pay raise in return for working an extra three days a year and an extra 10 minutes a day. What do you think of this agreement?
|“I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think the contract makes much difference, because the kids are not being served by it. When I went to school, they taught you a trade - things that would be useful in the work place. Today they don’t teach enough useful information, so what good is the contract?”
Nelson Sepulveda, Canarsie“I think they definitely need an increase in pay. Teachers are the future for our children. They are underrated. They really shouldn’t have to work the extra hours or days to get the pay increase.”
Deborah Rhodes, Mill Basin“Sounds good to me. The teachers deserve an increase. They have a difficult job and they need the money.”
Steve L., Canarsie|