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Early Dismissal Thursday for Danbury Schools

Danbury Schools will follow an early dismissal schedule Thursday due to the impending snow storm that dropped a dusting of snow on Danbury this morning.

For information about the timing of early dismissal in Danbury, visit this website.

Maureen January 02, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Ridiculous....
karin744 January 07, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Unionized government workers always arrange to "have it better" than the private sector. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d09/t… National Center for Education Statistics: Average salaries for full-time teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools: 2007-08 -Government school teachers: $53,230 -Private school teachers: $39,690 10/22/13 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm Bureau of Labor Statistics: In 2012 government workers at all levels [federal, state and local] were 38% more likely to be absent from work than private-sector workers. 6/25/13 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/oecd-education-report_n_3496875.html “The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students' education each year.” It spent more than $11,000 per elementary student in 2010 and more than $12,000 per high school student. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – which groups the world's most developed countries – writes in its annual education report that brand-new and experienced teachers alike in the United States out-earn most of their counterparts around the globe. And they do such a terrific job! -9/24/12 http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/…"SAT Reading Scores Are the Lowest They've Been in 40 Years"
Sidney Almeida January 08, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Public school teachers earn more because private school teachers make squat. Is that the fault of the unions whose reason for being is to fight on behalf of their members? Or is it more a reflection of just how badly private and for profit schools pay their teachers? I guess you would prefer that all our teacher be low wage earners because nothing attracts the bestest and brightest like low wages and crummy benefits. That is unless you work on Wall Street, then you HAVE to pay to get the bestest and brightest.
karin744 January 10, 2014 at 07:40 AM
Unions (12% of the workforce) will ruin America just as they have numerous EU nations. -8/13/10 USA Today: Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 8/15/12 USA Today/Gannet: -More than 21,000 retired federal workers receive lifetime government pensions of $100,000 or more per year. -The average federal pension pays $32,824 annually. The average state and local government pension pays $24,373, Census data show. -Pension payments cost $70 billion last year, plus $13 billion for retiree health care. Taxpayers face a $2 trillion unfunded liability. 10/22/13 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm Bureau of Labor Statistics: In 2012 government workers at all levels [federal, state and local] were 38% more likely to be absent from work than private-sector workers. 1/31/12 http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2012/01/31/government-workers-earns-more-than-private-sector/#ixzz2Uc59yyEDA USA Today analysis of the federal “job for life” issue in July 2011 found that in 2010, federal workers enjoyed a 99.43% job security rate, and in many agencies, employees were more likely to die of natural causes than get laid off or fired by the federal government Even some liberals see government unions for what they are – shake-down artists. Mayor Bloomberg: 12/18/13 http://politicker.com/2013/12/bloomberg-sounds-alarm-over-labor-electoral-complex-in-final-speech-as-mayor/ "The costs of today’s benefits cannot be sustained for another generation–not without inflicting real harm on our citizens, on our children and our grandchildren,” he added." Over the past 12 years the city’s pension costs have increased 500%. 7/19/12 BBC: Spain anti-austerity protests end in unrest. Protesters set alight rubbish bins as riot police charged them in the city centre, near the parliament building. Public sector workers crowded the streets of Madrid, Barcelona and several other cities, chanting slogans against government "robbery". Among those protesting were firefighters and police officers, as well as health and education workers. 10/17/12 http://ca.news.yahoo.com/greece-faces-anti-austerity-shutdown-eu-meets-220948463.html: Greek unions plan to bring much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill over the cuts, which also include a further drastic reduction in welfare and health spending.
Norma January 11, 2014 at 08:21 AM
PLEASE! Tell me what the teachers' union has to do with the early dismissal?? The teachers don't make the decision to close early.
karin744 January 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Norma doesn't believe that school administrators and teachers feed from the same taxpayers' trough and enjoy the monopoly both have in our "education" system. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d09/tables/dt09_182.asp In constant inflation adjusted 2008 dollars the amount spent per pupil in 1960 was $3,394; in 2007 it was $12,463. 6/25/13 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/oecd-education-report_n_3496875.html “The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students' education each year.” It spent more than $11,000 per elementary student in 2010 and more than $12,000 per high school student. She knows, but is playing naïve.
Norma January 11, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Administrators are NOT union
karin744 January 12, 2014 at 07:49 AM
Didn't say they were union, but they "feed from the same taxpayer's trough" and share the blame for the utter failure of our "education" system and, decade after decade, don't do a dam&^d thing about it: -9/24/12 http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/… "SAT Reading Scores Are the Lowest They've Been in 40 Years" -10/9/13 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320 ‘England's young adults trail world in literacy and math”: A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of 24 industrialized nations shows that England ranks 21st. The U. S. ranks 24th, the last on the list. But why should democrats and the unions care? They've got a profitable racket going: http://www.opensecrets.org/org... Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012) -The National Education Association (largest government teachers’ union) gave $43,613,263: 71% went to democrats, 5% to Republicans. -The American Federation of Teachers (second largest government teachers’ unions) gave $34,698,466: 86% went to democrats, 0% to Republicans. 6/25/13 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/oecd-education-report_n_3496875.html “The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – which groups the world's most developed countries – writes in its annual education report that brand-new and experienced teachers alike in the United States out-earn most of their counterparts around the globe.” ---------- And the kids be dam&ed.

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