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Mt.Philo 
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Re: “School: Vermont Teacher Fired for Demonstrating Nazi Salute to Third Graders

There doesn't seem to be many details here that would warrant someone being immediately fired. Was she simply demonstrating it, was she trying to get students to buy in to it, was it part of an earlier lesson...? Certainly there is no room for Nazi ideals in a school but what exactly happened here?

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/22/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “City Reveals Burlington Telecom Bids, But Questions Remain

I think that link is an email address. You can probably email your comments to it.

I think the history of shady doings by this administration makes people opposed to it. This, I suppose, becomes one more reason to be opposed to it.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/20/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Two GOP Legislators Renew Push to Ban Teachers' Strikes

The teachers started the school year without contracts. They didn't just decide to strike out of pure greed.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/19/2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Burlington Teachers Vote to Strike If Contract Battle Is Not Resolved

Thanks for reading my posts and for trying to summarize them.

To clarify:

I don't feel we should give teachers "whatever they want" but I don't begrudge them for making the money they do.

I am not against downtown development, just one that creates student housing, parking, and retail stores. I see no substantial, long term jobs being creating with the Sinex/Weinberger project.

I do feel employers in Vermont as a whole pay significantly less than employers in other areas while the cost of living here is comparable to those other areas.

Thank you again for taking such an interest in my posts.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/12/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Burlington Teachers Vote to Strike If Contract Battle Is Not Resolved

I'm not at all saying demand better pay from your current job. Thanks for reading, though.

Currently there is not much supply of "better paying jobs". This has to change.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/11/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Burlington Teachers Vote to Strike If Contract Battle Is Not Resolved

You've missed the point. That's too bad.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/10/2017 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Burlington Teachers Vote to Strike If Contract Battle Is Not Resolved

You've missed my point and you've assigned a quotation to me that appears nowhere in my words below.

Property taxes are basically based on income so the crippling impact of paying those teacher salaries are adjusted according to income.

I know people who work in IT, just as an example, that earn 60% of what they would make in a city like Boston. Cost of living in Chittenden county is very comparable to what it is in Boston. I know doctors and nurses that had to leave Vermont because their pay rate was much lower than elsewhere.

Teachers also make less here in Vermont than they do in many other places.

I am saying that there is no reason professions in Vermont can't approach what the same professions pay in other places. Teachers are included in this.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 09/10/2017 at 5:48 PM

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