Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wisconsin PS Teachers Underpaid?



The public schools in my town, Oregon WI, have been closed three days in a row, as teachers falsely call in sick to protest a threat to their right to collectively bargain over how much the taxpayers will have to pay them.

How has the status quo worked out for the K-12 teachers of Wisconsin? The above video suggests: pretty well for them, not so well for those who pay them.


2 comments:

Young Americans for Liberty UW-Madison said...

"their right to collectively bargain over how much the taxpayers will have to pay them."
This is the heart of the issue for me. I ended a facebook-based debate last night by just saying look, I wouldn't have a problem with what you're saying if you were talking about unions in the private sector. In the private sector, the rights you're talking about would involve A and B bargaining over how to spend A's money. In the public sector, it's A and B bargaining over how to spend C's money. I have moral and pragmatic problems with that.

Todd said...

Lester,

Keep up the good work!