To kick off the yearlong protest festivities, the Wisconsin Education Association Council led a massive "sickout" of educators and other government school personnel. The coordinated truancy action -- tantamount to an illegal strike -- cost taxpayers an estimated $6 million. Left-wing doctors assisted the campaign by supplying fake medical excuse notes to teachers who ditched...
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Great points, rigby4! Here in MN, the teacher's union, a.k.a. the Minnesota Education Association. have at least three four day weekends each year, by holding "teacher's workshops," which are touted to be for teachers to improve their skills, etc. Over half of the teachers never attend these "workshops" and use it for vacation. This causes severe scheduling conflicts and added expenses for many parents, not to mention the added burden to all taxpayers of an additional $2M annually! But, you know, it's all about the kids!
They really outdid themselves. In Wisconsin and across the nation, public school employee unions spared no kiddie human shields in their battle against GOP Gov. Scott Walker's budget and pension reforms. Students were the first and last casualties of the ruthless Big Labor war against fiscal discipline.
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