AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
-chuckles- you keep with the same junk over and over ... so in your opinion .. the next time there is an increase in the budget for schools, the state government should tell each district exactly where they can spend that extra money on ... and you will be in agreement .. right ? Even if they say .. no to an increase in teachers salaries .. or benefitsBoo Radley;1059623670]It's a bad plan to cut teachers and increase class size. We facing cuts here, and we argued that it was important to get feedback, to involve everyone in the decisions, but that those charged with making sure the mission was met, you know, making sure students got the best possible education, had to have final say.
I'm saying no such things .. and it's immature of you to even hint that I am .. I'm saying that it appears that perhaps that is the "choice" a district took ... because most other districts didn't seem to lay off teachers ... those districts were and are ignored by you and other liberals .. and by the press .. The only district being talked about is the one that laid off teachers .. . here is a list of school districts in Wisconsin.... List of school districts in Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia there are hundreds of them .. yet all you and liberals choose to talk about is the ONE district that laid off teachers ..... tell me boo if thats not politically motivated ... what is it ?Here you seem to be arguing that if a district wants to harm children, good for them. I say, no, any plan at budget cuts must assure that children are not the ones paying the price.
Again . with the hundreds of districts that didn't lay off anyone . it's "you" that keeps talking about the "one" that did .. seems to me that it is you that sees everything as the nail .Now, a hammer tends to see everythign as a nail, so a political partisan tends to see everything as policial, so it doesn't surprise me that you see this as a political tool to get back at Walker. You overlook that Walker did not present a play that would assure teachers stayed working. I seriously doubt those who got pink slips said please fire me.
Of course you do .. see what you do is question everyone on their plan to cut .. and then sit back in your high chair and say it could have been better .. . but the one common thread in all your posts .. is never any suggestions by you .. just that it could be better .. and asking everyone else to give you their ideas .. so you can disagree with them ..Yes, I personally prefer Detroit's choice over Milwaukee's. Still, I suspect we could have done a better job in both places.
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you don't know what you're arguing about
at the DISTRICT level wisconsin is witnessing MIRACLES:
link aboveThe Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.
The changes mean Kaukauna can reduce the size of its classes -- from 31 students to 26 students in high school and from 26 students to 23 students in elementary school. In addition, there will be more teacher time for one-on-one sessions with troubled students. Those changes would not have been possible without the much-maligned changes in collective bargaining.
This is not all bad. But too much for too long is. And we have seen public sector unions joined in an unholy alliance with democrats. They make deals with one another to the detriment of the taxpayer. One cannot change the politician. One cannot change the Union leader. So one must take away their power to make mischief by outlawing public sector unions.