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Schenectady forum: Public focus critical in school finance fight

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Will public schools survive? “Yes” was the answer of local education advocates, but they also said underfunding and ever-increasing expectations and regulations are making that difficult. About 75 people attended a forum titled “Will Public Schools Survive and Does it Matter?” held at the Price Chopper Community Center. The forum was sponsored by the Schenectady County League of Women Voters and was recorded for broadcast on Open Stage Media public access. Former interim Schenectady Superintendent ...


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SchenectadyScott
March 8, 2013
3:37 p.m.

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It is not the funding needed....it is the high salary and pensions that need addressing....since when do Teachers make more then Engineers....there is something wrong with the public sector job pay scale today...It is out of control...when this is addressed...then we can move on to what do do for the students...it is not that there is a shortage of teachers out there...just look to the last hiring ratio in Schenectady...the union needs to make concessions and there needs to be a balance...The tax payers can not pay for these benefits and pensions...

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