Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Unionized Teachers: Quit Yer Bellyachin' - Kyle Olson - Townhall Conservative

Dear Unionized Teachers: Quit Yer Bellyachin' - Kyle Olson - Townhall Conservative

The average teacher makes more than the average American (and twice their private sector counterparts) for a mere nine months work per year (compared to most Americans who work 11 1/2 months work) with killer bennies (full health, retierment, etc.). And they can't be fired once they have tenur.

And the product they produce is the worst in the field (Now really, would anyone argue that private schools do a worse job than public schools? If you did, I can pull out the test scores that say differently (which is why the NEA doesn't like to evaluate students by testing). And we all know that homeschoolers have proven themselves more than academicly suffiecint.)

Education is 40-50% of EVERY state's budget. More than half of that is salaries. This means that 1/4 of every states budget goes to education salaries.

Most of our states are on the border of being bankrupt. They MUST cut somewhere or all public employees will loose their entire pensions, their jobs and the rest of us will have no police or fire service. As big of a piece of the budget as the teacher's salaries are, it  won't do any good to cut everything else without also cutting them.

Yet when Gov Walker tried to negotiate a deal that would save their jobs, the teachers walked out (he made really evil sugestions like that thye pay for 14% or their helth care instead of the 5% they currently are paying [private secter employees pay about 20%])

There have been many times in history when unions have "held the line fo rtheir people" only to drive their employers out of business.

It's happening again.

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