Wisconsin

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Registered: 03-02-2009
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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 11:27pm

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/02/wisconsin-its-unions-vs-people-0

The ferment in Wisconsin is no workers' uprising against the rich and powerful. It is instead political muscle-flexing by a well-funded special interest group, which is limbering up for President Obama's re-election bid. Obama's campaign, operating as Organizing for America, is bussing protesters to the state capitol...

Government unions in Wisconsin perfectly match the definition of "special interests," a term Obama often invokes. Four of the top six Wisconsin contributors to the 2010 elections were labor unions, with the state's teachers union giving $119,342 and the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees spending $83,888. The teachers union gave 96 percent of its money to Democrats, while Wisconsin AFSCME gave Democrats every penny.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-02-2009
In reply to: anthony60
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 9:53am

Anthony, it's readily apparent that you have no clue what you are talking about. Bad teachers can get fired. It just takes documentation by the principal.

I really feel so humbled by your bold declaration,

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 11-04-2010
In reply to: anthony60
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 11:06am

In my school district (5th largest in the nation), the teachers' association will absolutely not fight for a teacher who has done what your link said (sexual e-mails). I've watched principals document and fire incompetent teachers and that's in a district with a "union," so I know from personal experience that it can and is being done.

When I was in the classroom, I never once thought I could slack off because "whoo hoo, I have tenure" as that wasn't the truth.

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