They dont need Walker to sign a declaration of intent.that unions agreed to his conditions in exchange for keeping their bargaining rights. They wanted to 'sign an almighty declaration', but Walker rejected their offer because his aims are about more than money. You need to pay attention to the news.
I think this boils down to the State run liberal media and a few Union slob bosses presumably speaking for every and any Public Sector Union in Wisconsin without any idea of whether they all have collectively agreed to the concessions or not.
And knowing greedy Democrat union slobs........Im betting the ones that agree to the concessions are few and far between.....
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Inept - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Tenure vs. merit=Inept
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
SPRINGFIELD -- Not only is it exceedingly rare to fire a tenured teacher in Illinois, but it also is extraordinarily expensive.
In fact, Illinois school districts that have hired outside lawyers in these cases have spent an average of more than $219,000 in legal fees during the last five years.
In a follow-up to its award-winning investigation of teacher tenure in Illinois, Small Newspaper Group took an in-depth look at costs associated with teacher dismissals.
In the original series, which was published in December, the newspapers said school districts reasonably could expect to spend at least $100,000 to try to fire a tenured teacher.
That figure, which was based on attorney estimates, was immediately called into question by one the state's two major teacher unions, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which contends such cases usually cost school districts less than $50,000.
To settle the question, Small Newspaper Group filed Freedom of Information Act requests for every attorney bill paid by a school district in a tenured teacher dismissal case during the last five years.
Those bills indicate schools districts have spent an average of $219,504.21 in legal fees for dismissal cases and related litigation from the beginning of 2001 until the end of 2005.
The Hidden Cost of Tenure
$200K to get rid of bad teachers.....That is absolutely maddening. This is what I call inept.
His aim is definitely about more than money. It's about changing the legislation that allows teachers to bargain unrestricted for their salaries and giving the power back to the taxpayers of the state of Wisconsin.
Thank you, Quazi!
It makes no sense to evaluate teachers based SOLELY on student performance when the education system doesn't have adequate means of teaching them how to perform.
Just like pro-life people should layout ways to deal with abandoned children, those who emphasize merit pay need to come up better ways to teach students and help them to perform well or in the end we'll have a country of stupid students and no teachers.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields