Points to consider:
1) Ridiculous Raises: 3% to 15%? Has anyone on this forum ever had a 15% raise?
2) Big Benefits: Since 2016, Fauquier teachers’ benefits increased a total of $3,706,283 for a job that has summers off. “[W]e must consider the total – salary and benefits.” http://www.fauquiernow.com/index.php/fauquier_news/entry/fauquier-can-fauquier-county-find-its-financial-balance-2019
3) Fake Funding Cut: Can someone please tell me how a $3,800,000 funding increase turns into a "cut" of $234,000 like the article says? What do they mean by “cut”? The school system is receiving more money, not less!
4) Tax Travesty: $2 out of every $3 of our Fauquier taxes go to the schools. What is enough? Prince William County spends $1.32 out of every $3.
Don’t be hoodwinked. These raises are not a local grassroots effort. It is a massive, coordinated nationwide effort by out-of-state activists called “Red for Ed” organized by the powerful NEA union. (See http://neatoday.org/redfored/
) They have had similar “spontaneous” protests in KY, NC, OK, & WV. In Arizona, they bullied the legislators into giving a 20% raise by 2020. There is very little that is “local” about this.
…But never mind these facts – the teachers’ union says, “It’s for the kids!”