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    Swim Lessons for the Local Kids

    Rona has a great article today about the swim lessons that the kids get in 3rd grade

    We used to see them at Baby Beach and Surfside Beach often.
    It was fun to watch.

    https://batibleki.wheninaruba.com/sw...FLkVDyIQTQsfwQ
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    We have seen the kiddie swim classes too. I had no idea the teachers were treated and compensated so poorly.

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    How are the teachers treated???
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    They are not compensated fairly.
    They should have benefits.

    Read the article.
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    Teachers are rarely compensated adequately.

    I have seen the kids with their instructors at the beach at the park next between the Phoenix and RUI. It's obvious that there are varying levels of abilities and the teachers have good control of the students. At that location it is nice that they are outside and in the ocean vs at an indoor pool.

    When I first started teaching, they had a swim program for 4th graders. Every afternoon for two weeks, we(each elementary would get their own two weeks) would take our kids to the high school for swim and water safety classes conducted by the swim team and overseen by high school teachers. Then, like all good programs, it was discontinued.






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    I was a special ed teacher for 30 years. Our school was third from the bottom in our county which is pretty big. But I loved it. When I started teaching they never told me i would have to take a vow of poverty. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt11946 View Post
    I was a special ed teacher for 30 years. Our school was third from the bottom in our county which is pretty big. But I loved it. When I started teaching they never told me i would have to take a vow of poverty. LOL
    I taught special ed for 30 years in our district. You are right about the pay. My older son made more $$$ coming out of college than I did after 30 years in the classroom and he didn't have to spend his own money on supplies.






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