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  • Barb
    January 30, 2011 - 09:43

    Bravo Mr. Jones, now will Minister Burke do the right thing and have a REAL investigation?

  • mb
    January 29, 2011 - 13:39

    Oops! I didn't mean to say a pension of $ 435.000, it's $35.000.

  • S
    January 28, 2011 - 18:50

    I wonder if the two items are connected. Are the teachers with the friends who make the hiring decisions the same ones who are on pension? So if a teacher is needed for a week or two, why not hire Harry who was here for 10 yrs and retired last spring rather then take a chance on a new kid, the principal thinks to themselves. And didn't King do a personal review and examination of teacher hiring practices just recently? Was he asking the right questions or did the school baords lie to him?

  • james
    January 28, 2011 - 14:56

    in newfoundland it is not what you know but who you know

  • Anon
    January 28, 2011 - 14:29

    You the people have the power. Not "them" it is your own faults for not organizing and demanding an end to corruption and investment in our health and education systems and to uphold the constitution these elected pieces of plastic were sworn to uphold.

  • mj
    January 28, 2011 - 13:53

    scarcity of teaching positions as our population declines has been known for years. Mun is simply turning out too many teachers and the young ones should do more research before going into teaching. Employers of all aspects are finding young workers more troublesome, and have less work ethic, than the older ones. Their 'me' attitude expects that simply because they are here, they should get the prime positions. $435.000 is not a strong pension in this economy!

  • Janet Graham
    January 28, 2011 - 09:23

    I became a teacher at the age of 40. It was the realization of a lifelong dream which has become a nightmare. Trying to get substitute work in St.John's is discouraging to say the very least. Some competition is good, it keeps one sharp but the competition here is unhealthy to the nth degree. Thanks Mr. Jones, I remain unemployed but feel slightly validated.

  • L G Murphy
    January 28, 2011 - 08:19

    It seems not to matter who is at the Helm of our Government the Shadiness persists..These educated individuals have spent or still owe an atrocious amount of money for their education; some parents of these students are undoubtedly retired themselves and supporting their children on their pensions so in actual fact the cruelty is even greater..Maybe a lawyer could try and retrieve some of these funds for those individuals who are refused entry into the very profession they wasted their money and precious time on..

  • roy
    January 28, 2011 - 08:07

    I have to agree with Brian and Mr Noseworthy, the system needs to be looked into. Any graduate with a teaching degree should be able and asked to send a letter to Govt. explaining how they applied for a position, and who got the position. The whole school board needs to be shaken up because it seems that new teachers are afraid to voice their problems for fear of being BLACKLISTED. Don't try and talk around the problem , fix it.