Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ABC7 Exclusive: Churchill High School special education teacher's aide charged with child sex abuse @mcps @mocoboe

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  1. What time was the email sent?

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    1. After ABC7 was already leading with the story.

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  2. What else are they not telling us.

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  3. Why do teachers need TAs?

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    1. Para educators are cheaper than teachers. By adding in para educators the existing teachers can be paid more. Para educators keep the salaries high for the existing teachers.

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    2. As far as para educators go, on a different note, high quality para educators are desperately needed in this County to shadow special needs children who have a chance of mainstreaming, rather than sending the children to the unpadded dungeons that exist in the area. Because they receive poor compensation and need far less education qualifications than teachers, the turnover rate of quality aides is very high. Some I must say are top of the line and very dedicated to special needs but so many will not stay at a poor wage position for too long. They actually not only may exist to pay teachers more but to put a buffer at times between special needs children and teachers that handle these children in a , let's say, poor fashion. This County needs nothing to justify high spending on anything or anyone, they do It as if it is the eleventh commandment!

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    3. Wow, just wow. The next time Janis claims that she and this blog respect and want to help teachers, all we need to do is bring up this crass and absolutely FALSE claim. Your credibility is at a new low Janis!

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    4. @7:52 - Wow? OK - so you are math challenged. Let's start with the basics.
      Paraeducators are not covered by MCEA's contract. They are under the SEIU contract (service):
      http://www.seiu500.org/category/divisions/mcps-k-12/

      Here is the salary schedule for MCPS as of July 1, 2015:

      https://www.scribd.com/doc/270226417/MCPS-Salary-Schedule-Current

      Paraeducators are Grade 12-13:

      http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/personnel/classification/descriptions/description.aspx?fn=6600-602

      Starting salary for a teacher is $47,106. Add in the benefits that teachers receive as professionals.
      Take that total and do the math.

      MCPS can hire a bunch of hourly paraeducators for the price of a teacher.

      This isn't a new concept. It's been discussed for years. Where have you been?

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    5. By the way, here is WUSA9's follow up story on this arrest and how MCPS didn't even bother to call the SIX families whose students were in this persons class. Really, how hard is it to make six phone calls?

      http://parentscoalitionmc.blogspot.com/2015/07/mcps-could-not-be-bothered-to-call-6.html

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    6. Why don't we flood our delegates and senators with requests to make this apathy a felony under state law?

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    7. In the meantime, we should insist that the professionals that did not report suspicious behavior to CPS should, at least, lose their professional licenses.

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    8. Only to be hired back as highly paid consultants.

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  4. Apparently background checking is a sham.

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  5. Who's picking up the tab for all the legal expenses incurred?

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