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Rules of tenure should change

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Teachers have become convenient targets for the frustrations felt by taxpayers as it becomes more and more evident that taxes will be rising once the state budget is finalized in Hartford. Because of strong unions and a well-defined system of seniority and remuneration based on education and experience, public-school teachers have maintained their salary and benefit levels through the recession. This, of course, while others in the private sector have seen their own salaries and benefits diminish, or lost their jobs altogether.

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