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Teachers need to spend time in private sector

Only in Buffalo would teachers who were transferred in order for the school system to become more productive receive extra compensation. These teachers should feel lucky to even have a job that is flush with fringe benefits. If the teachers are not satisfied, they should look for another job (if they could find one).

The teachers’ union is crippling Buffalo. Now Hamburg teachers have rejected an evaluation system that could cost the district $450,000 in state aid. How many of us could refuse to accept our employers’ evaluation of our work and still keep our jobs?

It is time to change the old past practices. Let’s keep the same pay structure for teachers but force them to work 12 months like everyone else. The problem is that those in the public sector have never had to cope with being an employee in the private sector.

John Orlowski

Amherst