“Thi$ i$ for the kid$!”

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bugscoe, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Average MPS Teacher Compensation Tops $100k/year
    [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] MacIver News Service – For the first time in history, the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system will exceed $100,000.

    That staggering figure was revealed last night at a meeting of the MPS School Board.

    The average salary for an MPS teacher is $56,500. When fringe benefits are factored in, the annual compensation will be $100,005 in 2011.

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  2. Not only won't the kids have weekends but they don't get school: “Thi$ i$ for the kid$!”

    Milwaukee Public Schools closed for Friday due to high number of absentee calls from teachers. More than 600 teachers called in sick
    Wisconsin State Legislature website
    11:50 a.m. CST, February 18, 2011

    The state's largest school district has joined those that have canceled classes due to teacher shortages caused by union protests at the state Capitol.

    Officials say more than 600 of the 5,400 teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools called in sick Friday to attend the protests over Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. The district has more than 82,000 students at 184 schools.

    Schools in Madison, Janesville, Wisconsin Dells and other districts around Wisconsin are also closed. Teachers and other state union workers are upset that Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to curtail their collective bargaining rights and is asking them to contribute more to their health insurance and pensions.
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  4. Obama later added: "We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money."
  5. Let me get this straight... people who want keep more of what they earn through lower taxes are greedy but these "dedicated public servants" who live off the public teat are bankrupting the state "for the children." :p
  6. pspr


    Right. "For the children" who are not getting an education because the "dedicated public servants" besides being poor teachers are off holding demonstrations rather than doing their jobs. :mad: