Contract Predictions: December Announcement of Landmark Multistep Contract with RTTT Bonus & Health Increase
I predict that this 1 percent 2 percent debate that keeps getting leaked out to the bargaining unit is an orchestrated drama. I believe sometime in early December Karen will announce a landmark contract deal introducing the new multi step system that she first announced on May 22nd. this will offer a single step to all with satisfactory evaluations and multi-steps for those with above average to exceptional evaluations. I also believe that she will attach the race to the top bonus for this year in the same manner she did last year – there will be concessions either in the contract itself or waiting for MOUs that will facilitate the “not rehiring” that will make room for more computer labs staffed with fewer teachers.
this financial improvement with the attached Race to the Top bonus before the holidays will be sufficient for a cash starved labor force to approve. Karen will use this as an opportunity to release her e-board to campaign for the contract but they will also be campaigning for their reelection in the upcoming February election. we have allowed ourselves to be placed in a position financially where we have no choice but to approve each successive concession because of the financial peanuts attached to the concessions
The Miami Herald, at the direction of Alberto that this is a wonderful opportunity for teachers. Karen will be painted in the most positive light: win-win-lose: MDCPS-UTD-Educators.