Why Wisconsinposted by The Vidiot @ 7:53 PM Permalink The media (I think, because I don't really watch it much) would have you believe that the folks in Wisconsin are battling for more money, those greedy bastard teachers. However, they are not. Maybe you knew that, maybe you didn't. Some folks still don't, so you should send them this guy's explanation of what the loss of collective bargaining really means:
Imagine a local school system. Every year, without any negotiation at all, the school board could make a single take-it or leave-it offer, and could hire replacements for all [who] didn't accept the offer.
Even if the offer is to cut wages by 25 percent.
Then the board could require teachers to attend ten weeks of training every summer, paying the tuition out of their pocket.
The list of possibilities goes on and on. In effect, professional teachers would become WalMart employees.