Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oak Ridge educators pass on raises

In education news this morning, an uplifting story of the decision by Oak Ridge, Tennessee educators to forgo a request for an annual salary increase because of the risk the increase might place on other educators. Willow Brook Elementary principal Mardee Miller told the board of education that school principals and vice principals “cannot ask for raises at the expense of others who may lose their jobs. We need more staff to meet the expectations, not less.” Oak Ridge Education Association President Steve Reddick delivered a similar message on behalf of educators, saying he “cannot in good conscience stand here and make a salary increase request tonight.”

Here's the link to the full story in yesterday's issue of the Oak Ridger.

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