Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The "Highly Professional" Teachers

Oh, yah, it's all about the kids.

The Madison teachers union told school district officials Tuesday they should close schools Wednesday because so few teachers will show up.

Actually, it IS about the kids. The ones in the front of the classroom.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um, the "Madistan" teachers are only embracing your anthem...buy more ammo. Now you're criticizing them for employing their right to assemble under the First Amendment? Pathetic.

Dad29 said...

They have the right.

So long as they're not getting paid for the time off, like the rest of us.

And they are not carrying ammo.

Anonymous said...

"So long as they're not getting paid for the time off, like the rest of us."

You mean like supporters of the Tea Party who skipped work to participate in protests and rallies, as is their civic duty? Did they volunteer to forgo their pay that day?

And, trust me, teachers pack heat with the best of them.

Dad29 said...

That means that, like private-sector workers: no work, no pay. And if TEA Party people (I was there) protest, and take off time from work, it's "no work, no pay".

Clear enough?

Anonymous said...

I believe it is time that the state consider a new law that would revoke the license of any teacher who participates in these crap work slowdowns. There are a bunch of parents in Madison who had to scramble to find day care or burn a vacation day do to these uncaring hacks.

David

Church Supplies said...

Well put! Succinct and cuts straight to the point. Thanks for the link. :)

pbuxton said...

Your Anono-bunny talks around the most pertinent point: Tea Partiers took time off work (if not retired or unemployed) to lobby their government. The teachers are simultaneously striking and lobbying, because the government is their employer.

I was in 3-4th grade when a teacher's strike caused summer to be shortened by more than a month. (Per memory.)

Now would be a good time to call your legislators or show up yourselves brandishing signs.

Anonymous said...

Teachers should be fired for no shows.
Fire em all, just like they did in Central Falls Rhode Island.... Break the Union.

Here is the link....
http://www.projo.com/news/content/central_falls_trustees_vote_02-24-10_EOHI83C_v59.3c21342.html

- Greg

Anonymous said...

"I believe it is time that the state consider a new law that would revoke the license of any teacher who participates in these crap work slowdowns."

"Teachers should be fired for no shows".


Do we live in China or the United States, I can't tell...


pbuxton--Illogical, Will Robinson, illogical.

BOTH cases call for people to lobby their government for perceived wrongs. A one-day strike, you claim? Please! Teachers have sick days and personal days, i.e. time off. Right, as if YOU never took a sick day to do something important for you personally or your family.

I have no problem if the district docks teachers pay if they cannot provide a doctor's excuse. It's called making a sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

Personal days have to be requested 3 days in advance in Madison to allow for substitutes to be assigned. This was an organized, illegal work action.

Every single teacher who called in sick should be examined by a neutral physician and if no sign of sickness is present they should have their licenses revoked permanently.

David

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

What a bunch of pathetic whiners.

Deekaman said...

Public School teachers are not "professionals". They are represented by a Labor Union and are therefore,"Labor". I make sure to let the whiney among my local teachers know that.

Deekaman said...

Oh...and that they would sacrifice a day of teaching the children they allegedly hold so dear indicates to me that they don't really care that much about "the children".

Anonymous said...

"Oh...and that they would sacrifice a day of teaching the children they allegedly hold so dear indicates to me that they don't really care that much about the children."

And Scooter's war on teachers gives you hope your governor cares about children?

Deekaman said...

Please. I'm quite aware of the 50 year war on taxpayers. We are bled dry by teachers who claim to be "for the children". If we don't want our taxes raised every time they say so, we "don't care about education". Never mind that the highly politicized, left-wing run public schools are an abject failure. Pump more money for no improvement. That's a great idea.

I'll take Walker making sure Wisconsin has jobs so children have homes and food, thanks. I've met enough teachers to know parents can teach the kids better.

Dad29 said...

"War on Teachers"?

Seems to me that his plan involves all STATE workers and other public employees.

And, frankly, it's about time that WEAC gets its comeuppance. 30 years of getting everything it wants is enough.

And by the way, Wisconsin is a walking BK, in case you didn't notice.

TerryN said...

If your child can read, thank a teacher.

If your child can read, not so well, thank a union teacher out protesting.

Anonymous said...

"I've met enough teachers to know parents can teach the kids better."

Can we say indoctrination, Deekaman? Good boy, you get a cookie.

Deekaman said...

That I can think for myself after 12 years of public school plus 4 years of college indicates I'm not particularly indoctrinated. Is the insult all you have left? I'll give what I get:

The only ones afraid of this bill are slackers and losers. Which are you?

Anonymous said...

The slackers who enabled their employers to take advantage of them for the past 30 years by gradually decreasing their salaries and benefits in the name of being e "lean" to ensure global competitiveness (while moving their jobs overseas anyways) and the losers who are shills to the battle cry that unions are detriment to MY nation (when the past clearly indicates their contribution to our society is remarkable).

Deekaman said...

Please. Public sector unions are bleeding taxpayers white. Unions no longer provide value other than to protect bad workers. That teachers can call in sick without being sick and have no consequences is evidence of such. If they cared about the children like they say, they'd be in the classroom and go protest after work like people who have real jobs.

Anonymous said...

"...go protest after work like people who have real jobs."

Poppycock. Public workers have a legitimate gripe, despite character assassinations galore by some on the right. They can CHOOSE, because they live in a FREE COUNTRY, when and where to protest. Your generalization of unions today shows an utter lack of competence in that area.