The Benefit of Compromises

A compromise is one of the best solutions any opposing ideas could ever get at. a compromises is where an acceptable terms in a situation is mutually agreed upon two opposing parties. It may not be a comfort zone to both sides; at least agreeing on such terms would either ease the pain of the clash of opinions, or eventually make a good relationship out of it.

What does a definition of compromise have to do anything with education? One of the most controversial parties clashing in education are teachers and legislatives/critics who want to make great reforms on education, which includes budget cuts..

One side wants to fire many teachers, and based on many things, one of the main ones is budget cuts. Administrators can’t help in budget cuts, and teachers’ draws first blood more often than not. Many issues arise after that, issues like teacher performance, teaching quality and many more.

But compromise can still be made if both parties would agree, as to an example in an article titled: “Teachers union OKs one-year freeze on pay increases” by Emily Richmond.

“The teachers union tentatively agreed Thursday to a one-year freeze on pay increases based on experience, a move that will help the Clark County School District close the remaining $28 million in its budget gap.”

This is what they call a “temporary solution”, because there are still cuts to be made in other areas. The district in the jurisdiction of the article would still have to cut jobs one day, increasing the size of classes, but that is another issue.

The lesson learned: compromises can eventually lead to solutions. Although in this case there will still be cuts in teachers, but opening the table in discussion and agree on something would shorten the gap of two of the opposing ideas today in education: budget cuts and teaching jobs.

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