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charlie June 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Katherina - I am not sure where you get your data- but you are seriously midguided. I am notRead Moreretired . I am a single father of 2, a Desert Storm Veteran and happliy served 10 years in the military where I received a great education. The current starting pay for someone joining the Military is $1531.51 per month salary! (from Military factory.com). Now I am not saying that the military is any better (yes I am)- but what I am saying is that $111,000 is obscene. I do not make anywhere close to a 6 figure salary. I graduated from HS as did my sisters, nephew and my daughter starts there in the fall. My tax dollars help pay those people. I am all about a great education and that does require great teachers. Most teachers I know do it for the love of the job- and to truly help kids- not for the money. Also- please don't say "my friend"- unless you wore the uniform. Those that wore the uniform are my friends. FYI- that $111,000 is what a full bird Colonel with 18 years service would make.
Donna Cirjakovic July 01, 2014 at 06:12 PM
My sons have been educated at Hinsdale South by teachers with Master's Degrees from NorthwesternRead Moreand the University of Chicago. These educators work extensive hours that include sports and academic activities that go beyond the school day and well into the evenings. They are to be compensated for their expertise and commitment. A six figure salary is far from obscene. It is earned after several years of service to the students in our community. These educators define and maintain the excellence at Hinsdale South. If you are offended by a teacher's salary and believe that they live lavish lifestyles, you have bought into the propaganda. Your outrage needs to be directed elsewhere. The salaries of the teachers in District 86 should be the least of your worries. Their "greed" did not collapse the economy.
sj July 01, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Charlie, why so rude to Katherina? Only those who wore "the uniform" can call you friend? Read MoreWhat about all of the other members of the working class that wear uniforms? Why exactly do you get to single yours out as more important? Hinsdale teachers that make the amount you cite have not only spent years in the classroom honing their craft but have also completed BA degrees, MA degrees, and significant post-graduate hours. How exactly is that not worth the same as a "full bird" colonel? You state that the military is better than other jobs. Perhaps you can illustrate how the money, lives, and resources put towards Desert Storm (or any significant U.S. military engagement since) has benefited the world in a way that is significantly better than a commensurate amount spent on education, health care, and infrastructure?
Tony Pedretti March 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM
I am a Downers Grove home owner, resident and volunteer for the Yes for Independent MapsRead Morecampaign. I can answer any questions about our solution or how you can help. Call me anytime at 312.834.3069 - or - email indymapsdg@gmail.com
Tony Pedretti March 20, 2014 at 11:24 PM
You can also reach out to us from our website. Click on The Campaign at the top of the page forRead Moremor e information. http://independentmaps.org/
Tony Pedretti March 15, 2014 at 09:54 AM
I am a Downers Grove home owner, resident and volunteer for the Yes for Independent MapsRead Morecampaign. I can answer any questions about our solution or how you can help. Call me anytime at 312.834.3069 - or - email indymapsdg@gmail.com
Tony Pedretti March 15, 2014 at 09:57 AM
You can also reach out to us from our website. Click on The Campaign at the top of the page forRead Moremor e information. http://independentmaps.org/
Tony Pedretti March 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM
I am a Downers Grove home owner, resident and volunteer for the Yes for Independent MapsRead Morecampaign. I can answer any questions about our solution or how you can help. Call me anytime at 312.834.3069 - or - email indymapsdg@gmail.com
Tony Pedretti March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM
You can also reach out to us from our website. Click on The Campaign at the top of the page forRead Moremor e information. http://independentmaps.org/
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