A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

We Didn't Fail!

Almost, but not quite. Good thing Wisconsin teachers have one of the most lucrative benefits packages in the country so we can attract great teachers and provide great educations for all of our children. Good thing WEAC, the state teachers' union, is on the ball and "...dedicated to public education and the belief that every child deserves a great school." Because otherwise Wisconsin might have gotten an F.


You don't suppose that there's any chance that part of the problem in Wisconsin is that WEAC represents long-time union members' interestes more than it represents the students' interests do you? Or that WEAC, the state Dept. of Public Instruction, and our current governor, Jim Doyle, have spent a lot of time, energy, and money fighting to end school choice instead of investing that time, energy and money into something useful? Or that a big part of the problem in Wisconsin is that a disproportionately large amount of most school budgets is dedicated to health care and pension benefits for staff because the union refuses to back down on even the mildest of reductions in said benefits?

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