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D-155 teachers union

Published: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Paul Kersey, in his op-ed “Closer look at District 155 union numbers,” was spot-on (Nov. 9) – good job!

I’m a card-carrying, dues-paying union member in an industry based on competitive market forces – not taxpayer dollars. And, obviously, I’m also a taxpayer.

I understand the District 155 union’s goal in presenting the information that Kersey points out. I also understand the impact of raising teachers’ pay on my phenomenally, ridiculously, egregiously high property taxes. My children will be products of District 155, and I appreciate the education they’re receiving.

However, if the pay the teachers are receiving isn’t good enough, they should move to one of the districts cited on the union website. That way, they get what they want, and we get (kind of) what we pay for. And if I want them to teach my kids, I’ll move with them.Think about that for a second.

John Koss

Crystal Lake

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