Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Big Teacher Layoffs Announced For Milwaukee; Another Walker Jobs' Success

More than 350 Milwaukee public school teachers to be laid off, plus other employees.

And double-speaking Walker claims to have never attacked teachers.


Anonymous said...

I would blame the teachers union Jim, they would not negoiate.

The Wisconsin Hypothesis said...

You misuse the term 'negotiate.'

MTEA and MPS negotiated but did not obtain a result that prevented the layoff.

Walker & Co. did not negotiate when they passed $834 million in statewide budget cuts to schools. They also did not obtain a result that prevented the layoff.

Milwaukee saw this coming:

"It's going to be devastating," said Michael Bonds, president of the Milwaukee School Board. "It's almost like a triple hit - the money we lose, the [voucher] choice proposals and the fact that the budget didn't address the funding flaw in Milwaukee."

gnarlytrombone said...

they would not negoiate

Cure your ignorance.

Reagan's Disciple said...

What a joke to try and stick these lay-offs on Walker. He actually provided tools to districts like these to avoid this from happening.

It is not Walker's fault that MPS so stupid that they can not figure this out. I bet they are still forced to lay off by seniority rather than by performance as well. Any wonder MPS has failed the children and their families?

Perhaps some of the laid off teachers can go to work in Kaukauna where they seem to have figured it out.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to subtract those 350 jobs from his total 'jobs created' number that he's never intended to meet.

Anonymous said...

Considering the craptacular job MPS does to begin with, 350 fewer teachers will make no significant diference.

Can't go any lower when you are already the worse school district in the state.


Anonymous said...

350 MPS teachers losing thier jobs is what I wouild characterize as a "good start".

All of MPS could scrapped as far as I am concerned.

The Wisconsin Hypothesis said...

In Milwaukee, collective bargaining yields larger budget savings than Walker's "tools"