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

mitch121 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:05 PM
depends on what you teach, how many students you teach, and how well- by various measures- you do your job. personally, i think if you have over & above a masters to teach virtually any subject in K thru Middle School, that's a waste of education. if you then expect the taxpayers to lavishly reward you for that educational overkill, they're getting hosed. if you're teaching advanced computer skills or other hard sciences in high school, that's another story. in short, your multiple degrees shouldn't mean jack if it's not what the students, parents, & taxpayers can justify for their investment.

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, EAGnews.org found.

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