Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's working, Scott Walker. Milwaukee Public Schools anticipate the loss of 700 teachers/staff.

The vast wealth of experienced teachers is about to take a hit, as many try to salvage their earned benefits by retiring. Most don’t want to leave, but Scott Walker’s Act 10 “tools” have left them no choice.

Milwaukee’s loss is a direct result of Scott Walker’s disdain for PUBLIC education. This teacher purge can’t be good, not the numbers reported below. All indications point to Republican legislators taking advantage of those dedicated individuals willing to spend every waking hour educating children. Still, it won’t be long before overbearing school boards drum them out of the business too.

The following represents a new era for public schools, where conservative whiners can no longer blame unions for every imagined problem. Yet in the comments section of this article, Republican low information voters continue to beat up on teachers. You've got to wonder who their next scapegoat is going to be to explain away educational policy failures.
jsonline: Faced with the task of filling about 700 teacher and other staff vacancies next fall, Milwaukee Public Schools is staging the first of five recruitment sessions today. The hiring spree is a result of the higher than normal number of teachers who are expected to retire when the current collective bargaining agreement ends at the end of the school year. The district also is looking to hire paraprofessionals and 12 principals.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do realize that MPS' union is still under their contract and that MPS has not implemented anything from Act 10, right?

Democurmudgeon said...

You do realize the story had to do with Act 10 replacing the old contract and the teachers retiring when their contract is up, right?

Dancing on the grave of union representation is so unbecoming.

Sue said...

I would like to see information on if there is any decline yet in applications to teacher colleges/programs in WI.
Short term, new teachers will be finding more jobs available as experienced teachers leave; long term, will there be a teacher shortage because no one in his right mind would consider entering the field?