Ok, the teachers got a new contract. How did the media spin this.
Cap Times: The contract provides a combined wage and benefit package increase of just slightly over 4 percent each year.
This is what the contract actually says. A total wage and benefits increase of 4% a year over a two year period. You can’t get much more objective than that. Now, for the bias.
Channel 3000: The deal, which the teacher’s union approved last week, will give teachers a 1 percent base salary raise for each of the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years as well as 4 percent raise and a benefits hike. The two-year contract will run from July 1 to June 30, 2009.
OK, now Channel 3000 ‘s contract sounds much better to me, but it has no basis in reality. Using the Channel 3000 math, teachers will get a 5% wage hike plus benefits. Channel 3000 you’re dead to me, and to my goggle page as well.