A total of thirty-five (35) teacher days upon request with advance notice will be granted for Association business.The term "Association" means union--see Article XXXI (page 40-41). According to Simon Campbell, president of StopTeacherStrikes, Inc., and board director of the Pennsbury school district, such leave "is separate from vacation days or other paid-time off." Almost as cushy as Europe.
As Steven Brill wrote in a recent New York Times Magazine, "If unions are the Democratic Party’s base, then teachers’ unions are the base of the base." They already have benefited enormously from liberal largess. Let's hope taxpayers begin to wise up.
(via Carpe Diem, Don Surber)