|PUSD teachers getting some exercise. Video click here.|
A few things have come my way that I thought could stand a little extra exposure here on The Tattler. Of course, scooping every news outlet in the SGV on the Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck resignation story was notable. I guess it was also annoying, but only to all of those newsies I beat to the punch by at least 6 hours.
But as usual I digress. The first item we have here is that rather wild teacher's union demonstration at last week's meeting of the oxymoronically monikered PUSD Board of Education. As you can plainly see from the video above they really did cause quite a ruckus, one that apparently held up the start of that confab by at least an hour.
Somehow the world survived.
The issue was, of course, money. The teachers are of the opinion that they deserve more of it. Among other things. And with three new PUSD Board of Ed members having taken bumpin' bunches of teacher's union political cash for their campaigns to get themselves elected last April, this demonstration did give the appearance of an attempt to collect on a debt.
I am sure all three, including Sierra Madre's own, the mild mannered Larry Torres, will quickly fold up like cheap cardboard suitcases and give them whatever they want. All on your dime, of course.
So you know, these people are woefully overpaid, especially if you factor in things like job performance and actual student academic results. In case anyone is wondering what teachers from one of the most consistently low performing school districts in California are being compensated these days, here is the unhappy news. They are doing quite well thank you, with benefits that few in the private sector will ever enjoy.
Keep dancing and blowing your whistles, unhappy teachers. For the rest of us working stiffs those remaining 68 pages detailing 3,385 PUSD employee compensation records can be easily accessed by clicking here.
Is Sierra Madre ready for San Diego's malodorous water solution?
I would hate to think that this is what the City Council will be considering for Sierra Madre's aquifers and spreading grounds Tuesday evening. It can't happen here, right? Even if Dr. Helene Baribeau recommends it?
Of course they are calling it that. Pure Water. For the rest of this annoying article click here.
Meanwhile, over at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, madness reigns.
Nothing says "the struggle against oppression" more than the anger of students attending a boutique college that costs their clueless parents $63,000 a year.
Link to this article in its original space by clicking here.
As you might recall, this is precisely where local political interloper and vastly privileged hinky honkey Peter Dreier teaches. Is it possible he too will soon be up for some student run re-education sessions?
Perhaps some stink eye for the white guy? You can only hope.