bavivari

What about us brain-dead slobs?

German Chocolate Cake has nothing to do with Germany, LOL. It was made by a baker whose last name was "German." Nice try tho! https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11331541


Nope! not a teacher or married to one or otherwise directly related to one. just here for a healthy debate about the merits of raising teacher salaries. And no, I don't believe MoCo teachers are better than Frederick. The consensus of research that I have seen in this area suggests that …

Increasing teacher pay reduces teacher turnover, primarily among less experienced. Increasing teacher pay reduces turnover, which improves student achievement.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047272713002119

show me a peer-reviewed research paper that says this?

Well it all comes down to supply and demand. The links I sent talk about recruiting and retaining teachers. the idea being that, if there are more people interested in becoming and staying teachers, the county will have more people to choose from and therefore be able to hire 'better' teac…

Well, looking at the salary schedules, starting with table 3 on page 6, it looks like carroll county pays their teachers more than frederick. then you also need to account for the lower cost of living in carroll county. while i don't know how i feel about those rankings (these come out wit…

Great Question rbtdt5! There is EXTENSIVE research showing that higher wages helps school districts recruit and retain teachers. You could start with this study on teacher wage gaps and their effect on teacher shortages: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED593401.pdf. This study talks ab…

This is great - if only the Frederick City Farmers Market would let him sell there! Can't believe they kicked him out.

ok, i'll play. i went to the city's election website:
https://www.cityoffrederick.com/150/Elections

Right there on the page is the "Late Absentee Ballot Application" (i am assumign the deadline has passed for regular absentee ballot applications)
https://www.cityoffr…

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