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SCRANTON -- Teachers in the Scranton School District were gathered outside the high school Tuesday evening rallying before the start of the school board meeting.

Teachers want raises, better health care, and they are fighting against the district's push for larger class sizes.

More than 75 people took part in the rally.

5 comments

  • magicmikexxsm

    Yes greedy teachers, the same ones who will blindly toss their support into Hillary Clinton the habitual LIAR….The school district should cancel their insurance plan, and let the teachers buy their own insurance on these great obamacare market place web sites like so many of us do…they say but it’s about the children what a crock……

  • Frank DeNunzio II

    I am getting so sick and tired of teachers in all of these school districts whining because either they want to pay less for their health care, pay less co-pays or want free healthcare for themselves — wake up and join the rest of the working world where WE ALL PAY SOMETHING INTO OUR HEALTHCARE !!!
    Just because you are teachers doesn’t make you a level above the rest of the working people.
    And of course more money — we want to pay less into our benefits but we want more money than they are the first ones to whine on TV when the city raises the school taxes to pay for the things that the teachers want.
    I can understand and sympathize about the class room size, and yes I do agree with the argument that having more kids in class makes it harder to help all the children, so I will agree with them on that point. With that being said though, maybe the district should hire more teachers or helpers if there are too many kids in the school, instead they want to increase the class sizes so they have less teachers in the future.
    This not only goes for Scranton but for all the other districts who go on strike because of their benefits.
    Be happy you don’t pay what many of your students parents pay — $1000 to $4000 deductibles, up to $50+ office visits, up to $25+ for prescriptions, and having to pay $200 to $500 a month for coverage.

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