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5,200 Milwaukee Teachers Took 92,691 Days Off Last Year and Other Shocking Facts from Its Union Contract

loadstar Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 12:36 PM
Ghost of the Republic Wrote: As a teacher of 11 years, I absolutely concur. I am not aware of any other profession--except perhaps other union jobs--where you can "suck" at your job...and still have one. I am utterly appalled by what passes for education in this country.
everyonesfacts4u Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 12:39 PM
loadstar Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 3:52 PM
No, that is the point...like Renny, Rochesternative, and other teachers here, the most damning comments about public school teaching come from the honest teachers themselves.
everyonesfacts4u Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 4:04 PM
So, about 5-6 teachers.
There have been more that have argued against the posts and articles here - and this is Townhall!
Not so good on keeping data, are you my boy?
loadstar Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 10:24 PM
Surely you jest! There are > 3 MILLION public "scrool" teachers who are so often imbued with the group think, "defend the system because it is a good gig for us" gospel!

The REAL question might be instead, why do so few of them actually defend the status quo here?

 

EAGnews.org is releasing a series of stunning reports to show taxpayers exactly how our dollars are being spent in government schools.  We repeatedly hear from the education establishment that school coffers are being raided, requiring teachers to be laid off and programs to be cut.  We hear schools are on the brink of bankruptcy and are operating on shoe-string budgets.

But local media outlets have long been derelict in telling citizens how the billions of K-12 dollars are really being spent.  How can taxpayers determine if schools actually do need more money if no...