At what point did Republicans declare war on teachers?
Florida Governor Rick Scott is the latest to decide that the best way to deal with budget issues it to go after those living-in-the-lap-of-luxury-parasites, public school teachers.
From today's Palm Beach Post:
Is a $2,335-a-year pay cut for the average teacher worth a $44.72 property tax savings for the average Florida homeowner with a homestead exemption?
That's a key question behind the math that Gov. Rick Scott's administration is banking on for his pared-back school spending plan as the legislature gears up to begin its annual session Tuesday.
And here's an easy answer to that question: no.
Seriously, what is the rationale behind the GOP's thinking on this assault against educators? Is it a general disdain for gosh darn book larnin'? Did the movers behind these efforts do so poorly in school that they are are acting on a long-simmering resentment against teachers? Or is it an insidious attack on a profession that is made up largely of women?
Inquiring minds want to know. And it seems that if the GOP has its way, there won't be any of those left in 20 years.