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  •  I cannot understand (1+ / 0-)
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    why teachers went back to work in September. Now with the school year nearly over, and the threat of strike much less disruptive than it might have been, of course the Governor is going to try to cram his agenda down throats. Why is anyone surprised that the proposals are actually worse than first advertised? The only thing I'm surprised by is that teachers are not being identified as security threats and rounded up by police.

    •  There are many unemployed teachers nationwide. (4+ / 0-)

      That is why. Also, people have house payments to make, children to feed, etc.
      They also apparently feel it is better to recall people and try to reform the political system than to give up their jobs.
      Teachers feel a responsibility to their students and the families that they are serving.

    •  2000+ teachers in state in peril of layoffs (0+ / 0-)

      already under Walker's Act 10, as we read last week -- the hits, they just keep coming in Walker's Wisconsin -- and at least 1000 actually will be let go, I bet.  They will join other teachers already let go and on the market, as well as the new grads within a month.  

      And let's remember that a disproportionately high level of all teachers lack geographic mobility, because most are women, and many are married and can't move families.

      Walker is manipulating supply and demand brilliantly, isn't he?

      "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

      by Cream City on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 09:34:44 PM PDT

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