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NBC Laments ‘Upper Class Has Just About Won’ Against Unions

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 6:43 PM
Since a) nearly 40% of the workforce has at least a bacjhelor's degree, b) those degrees often have no bearing on the subjects actually being taught, c) public school teachers are paid substantially more than the average degree holder and private school teachers (who do a better job) are frequently paid less absent the union distortions, paying teachers "accordingly" would, on average, demand reductions often to a significant degree. So perhaps you should try doing some actual research before suggesting that those better aligned with reality than yoiurself "shut the heck up".
mitch121 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:09 PM
not to mention, teachers tend to have degrees in education (and often NOT in the subject matter they actually teach, such as math or the sciences), which are not exactly considered the most rigorous courses of study. in other words, i ain't impressed with the avg Ed degree.

The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce.

“Total union membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million. Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply,” it noted.

The thinning union ranks are blamed on state budget cuts which have resulted job losses for teachers and other government sector employees, found.

The AP report did not mention that some teachers are choosing to walk away from their union. But that’s exactly...