Sunday, August 28, 2011
Most of us by now have seen the profusion of diaper changing stations springing up in the rest rooms of Chicago's fast food joints and other public accomodations.
They're now in all the area McDonald's and Jewel-Osco's.
Thankfully, not having need for their employment, I have seldom paid them much mind. But on one recent visit to such an accomodation, as will happen there, I found myself with time to ponder the device which was hanging on the wall across from the place of my seated repose.
There I discovered that the Koala Kare Products Corporation, of Englewood, Colorado, thoughtfully provided instructions for the use of its diaper changing table in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Braille.
Now I can understand the need for multi-lingual diaper changing instructions, given the hordes of Germans, Italians and Japanese who are illegally flooding over our borders and snapping up all the child care-diaper changing jobs that Americans just won't do.
Do you really want a blind person caring for your kiddie? Do you really want a blind person taking your baby out to a McDonalds, stumbling up to the counter to buy him a Happy Meal and then fumbling his or her way over to the rest room to read the braille instructions before changing his diaper?
I have noticed that Obama has been on the airwaves with a public service announcement touting the wonders of the Americans with Disabilities Act on its 20th anniversary.
These braille diaper changing instructions, are, no doubt, required by the ADA and a testimony to its wonderful works.
But if you feel you really must hire a disabled person to change your baby's diapers, rather than hire a blind person, perhaps it would be best to hire one with anosmia. That dreaded disability is defined as a lack of functioning olfaction, or in other words, an inability to perceive odors.
That would make for a happier child care employee and keep the ADA enforcers of the Obama regime happy too.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
|Maine East High School|
Posted below are the names and 2011 salaries of all teachers and administrators for Maine Township High School District 207.
(Editor's Note: When this article was initially published only the 2010 salaries were available. It has been updated to reflect the 2011 personnel and their salaries.
On June 18, 2012, the Maine Twp. District 207 school board, with only 1 dissenting vote, voted to further increase these exorbitant salaries and to add annual cost of living increases.)
Maine District 207 made the news on July 15th for being one of the area school districts that still refuses to record and put on-line the proceedings of its school board.
Maine East and Maine South and Maine West high schools and the District 207 administrative offices are wired to the hilt -- totally in step with the internet age.
But for parents and taxpayers it's the horse and buggy era. If they want to find out what their elected school board members are up to, they'll have to take off an entire night every month, get a babysitter and physically trek down to South Dee Road in Park Ridge to monitor their own school board.
|Dist 207 School Bd.|
You would think it would be a simple matter for a school district that has on its payroll a computer installer/repairman who is hauling down $121,274 a year as well as a business computer programmer, to whom they are forking over $106,438 a year, to simply put their meetings on-line.
But the fact is, the Maine Township school board and its fat-salaried administrators would probably just as soon not have pesky parents, taxpayers and reporters looking into what they've been up to.
And from the looks of the wildly opulent teachers salaries they've saddled the taxpayers with, I can see why.
They have an astounding 333 teachers and administrators on their payroll hauling down more than $100k a year.
You can see all of the names and salaries below, but here are some of the highlights of the Maine Twp. High schools wild salary spending spree:
--- 16 Gym Teachers hauling down between $104 and $153k a year.
--- Drivers Ed teachers being paid $149k, $145k and $121k
--- More than 20 Guidance Counselors, only 3 of which are hauling down less than $100k a year.
---Sex Ed. teachers being paid $119k, $114k and $97k
--- $137k drama coaches, $140k art teachers and a $110k dance teacher (Did Maine Twp. manage to land Sir Laurence Olivier, Pablo Picasso and Fred Astaire for these high dollar gigs?)
--- 4 librarians pulling down between $130k and $100k
--- 5 six figure social workers and 3 psychologists making between $116k and $165k
--- 9 English as a second language and bi-lingual ed teachers raking in more than six figures (remember this the next time someone tells you that there are no taxpayer costs to immigration)
And keep in mind, most of these salaries are for 9 months of work.
And keep in mind, most of these high dollar employees were from schools of education, which, according to Professor Walter Williams, are populated by the poorest students in the country with the lowest test scores.
And keep in mind, most of their "Masters degrees" were simply meaningless busy-work degrees, from these very colleges of education, which Williams calls, "the slums of American academia."
Here is a complete list of the salaries from Maine Township High School District 207. It was compiled from the database of the Family Taxpayers Foundation, which demanded them from the State Teachers' Retirement records, under the Freedom of Information Act:
That concludes the list of 2011 salaries for teachers and administrators in Maine Township High School District 207. The 2012 salaries will be available in early March and we will publish those then.
Maine Township High School District 207 serves families and taxpayers in Des Plaines and Park Ridge, as well as parts of Glenview, Harwood Heights, Morton Grove, Niles, Norridge, Norwood Park Township, and Rosemont.