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“The problem is not, teachers don’t want to be paid,” said Bill McCollum, vice president of the California teachers’ union. “It’s the fact that we’ve been so hard-pressed to get some of those benefits that we’re having to act.”
California is not the only state where many teachers have to work more hours than most students. Federal regulations that limit 포커how many students per class can be taught at a time currently also limit how many people can be on the payroll for any given week.
While some states now require teachers to use at least 30 percent of their class time to teach, many state requirements have been loosened. Most states do not require more than 40 hours of service per week, and some have gone as low as 40 hours. In some cases, students cannot count towards those requirements because of the work requirements or are required to attend school elsewhere in a different class.
“It’s tough to manage it when you are trying to pay for it,” said Michelle E. O’Connor, who teaches at an elementary school in San Francisco. “It’s hard for us to stay open.”
A growing number of state lawmakers, including Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Republican of South Bay, have proposed legislation that would reduce the amount teachers are paid for teaching. In many states, such a proposal could give teachers more flexibility.
California officials declined to speculate on whether the state would make more changes this year to the way it compensates teachers. They also declined to say how many new or revised rules the state has put in place.
California’s policy of using money from its education budget to pay for teachers has been well publicized. A report last month by an outside group of researchers said that California spends about $400 million a year on teacher salaries, of which about $180 million is spent in the state, of which $20 million is distributed to California classrooms.
While the costs of teacher salaries come at a cost to schools, the money is only a temporary fix that does not go far toward covering the cost of paying teachers’ pensions and salaries. It remains to be seen whether the state will use the federal budget to pay for the teacher pension.
According to a study conducted last fall by U바카라niv피망 포커ersity of Texas researchers, California is on pace to lose about $14 billion from the current state income-tax system over the next decade, because of the increased costs of state programs. That study calculated that in a