Monday, September 24, 2012
Kingston Schools - A touch of the Soviet Union
We Kingston citizens do feel like we are living in the former Soviet Union. Albany politicians will not move School Board elections to November's election day, but insist on keeping the elections in May when only teachers' Friends and Family can easily vote. This May school board election day keeps most good candidates from considering a run for school board. Also, Albany politicians refuse to repeal the Triborough Amendment which allows Automatic Step Pay Raises for Teachers to continue to accumulated EVEN after the teachers' contract has expired. Also, in Kingston, it is unthinkable to let a principal to sit home for 2.5 years for a quarter of a million dollars. Do you agree with my Soviet Union analogy?