Welcome to the real world, Teach!

I take that back — in the real world the lot of ‘em probably would have been fired for this stunt, but I do appreciate the irony: teachers skipped school to protest, ostensibly because they didn’t want to lose money… and doing so cost them money:

The Port Washington-Saukville School District will dock the pay of 82 teachers who skipped school last Thursday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill in Madison, Supt. Michael Weber said Tuesday.

The absences, which left the district without about 43% of its teachers, essentially crippled the school system. Administrators were forced to close the high school 1-1/2 hours after students arrived because there weren’t enough teachers to staff classrooms.
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The teacher absences shocked school officials and parents, who said they thought the Port Washington-Saukville School District would be the last place to experience a mass exodus of teachers because of the remarkably good relationship between the district and union.

Meanwhile in Wisconsin, it’s “whiny liberal roundup time” as state troopers are trying to locate and bring back missing crybaby Democrats who are shirking their responsibilities.

Nice that the police are forced to focus their efforts on finding Fleebaggers instead of, you know, arresting rapists, child molesters and murderers, isn’t it?

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16 Responses to “Wisconsin School District Docks Pay for Teachers Who Played Hookie to Protest”

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  2. Marshall_Will on February 24th, 2011 12:42 pm

    "The teacher absences shocked school officials and parents, who said they thought the Port Washington-Saukville School District would be the last place to experience a mass exodus of teachers because of the remarkably good relationship between the district and union."

    Oh talk about 'delusional'. There IS no such thing as a "remarkably good relationship" where teachers are concerned. Only temporary truces, cease-fires and lulls in the action.

    Let this serve as notice to all the parents in other districts from coast-to-coast that 'thought' same. WakeTFU.

  3. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2011 1:09 pm

    "Only temporary truces, cease-fires and lulls in the action."

    Sounds like my ex-wife ! No, she wasn`t a teacher, but I learned some valuable lessons !

  4. nannykins on February 24th, 2011 1:20 pm

    Great article today: "The Day We Ran Out Of Other People's Money"
    http://detnews.com/article/20110224/MIVIEW/102240

  5. Marshall_Will on February 24th, 2011 1:32 pm

    LOL! Well worth the read and God love Chuck Moss!

    Slightly OT but I have the distinct pleasure of speaking before the OR Tea Party this Saturday and I'll be addressing the younger crowd that will be working the phones. Don't get me wrong, I'm STOKED ( but a little apprehensive about just what to say? )

    Sure, I usually roll our sounding like "Gordon Gekko" and do a really good Vin Diesel impersonation ( from the movie "Boiler Room" ) but I don't believe beyond comedic value that's what these kids want to hear in terms of motivating them!

    I'm totally open to suggestions. Many thanks in advance and don't be surprised if YOU don't wind up in the talking points on Youtube! TIA,

    Marshall_Will

  6. Dancermommd on February 24th, 2011 1:40 pm

    Those democrat elected officials should be fired/recalled/impeached as well. There is deriliction of duty and should be punished. What are they going to do, stay away until the end of their term? They are just allowing the Gov. to fire people. Hey, teachers, glad you could protest, now here's your pink slip!

  7. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2011 1:42 pm

    Every socialist should read that, but they`d just perceive it as a fairy tale and miss the real message. You know it wouldn`t pierce their firewall !

    Spend their own money ? GET REAL !!

  8. nannykins on February 24th, 2011 1:48 pm

    Neil Boortz wrote and posted a commencement address for a college graduation. Needless to say no one has invited him to give this address. Read it and I think you will find a few talking points for those "yutes".
    http://boortz.com/more/commencement.html

  9. Joe Redfield on February 24th, 2011 2:18 pm

    State troopers chasing 'lawmakers' instead of 'lawbreakers'; crooks in Wisconsin must have a pretty strong union.

  10. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2011 2:27 pm

    Congrats and good luck ! You`re Daughters should be great for foundational format !

    I`ll be praying for you !

    Oh, as soon as you get the desired laugh, lose the tea bag earrings !

  11. Marshall_Will on February 24th, 2011 2:39 pm

    If, by the time you reach the age of 30, you do not consider yourself to be a libertarian or a conservative, rush right back here as quickly as you can and apply for a faculty position. These people will welcome you with open arms. They will welcome you, that is, so long as you haven't developed an individual identity. Once again you will have to be willing to sign on to the group mentality you embraced during the past four years.

    THAT is "the angle". Thanks nannykins ( oh and thanks Neal! )

  12. Marshall_Will on February 24th, 2011 2:47 pm

    You`re Daughters should be great for foundational format !

    ( I hope so ) They're about sick & tired of their 'friends' that sign onboard w/ every hand-out "program" imaginable w/ hat-in-ring mentality. I've really no idea what to expect?

    I teach down at the Guard Base so I have a fair idea of what young people these days expect. In any group you have to "fill the roles". There's guys that are there "just to meet chicks" ( and the gals vice-versa ) your jokers, playboys, tech geeks, etc.

    But there'll be [1] kid who's eyes are fixed on your every move and follow you around the room. HE/(she) is the kid you want to focus on. You have to really reward them for their attentiveness and let them shine at every opportunity. The other kids abandon their "assigned roles" and quickly follow suit. Sobriety sets in. If you try to be as 'hip' as they are and win them over that way, they know you're not fo' realz. Yo.

  13. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2011 3:18 pm

    I have every confidence you`ll do just fine !

  14. arther on February 24th, 2011 5:03 pm

    Fire all those striking teachers. Fire them now!

  15. SignPainterGuy on February 25th, 2011 12:40 am

    Here in NC, our Governor, "Ma" Bev Perdue (D) has announced a significant budget shortfall that will effect the ed. funding, but she, school superintendents and other officials have promised that there will be no staff cuts, just materials and stuff ! Inspite of this, the teachers union, NCAE, North Carolina Assoc. of Educators, has produced videos of elem. aged students standing in classrooms as teachers and aides disappear into thin air, office personnel vanish, books and paper and pencils go poof, and bathroom and other messes are not cleaned up because of custodial staff cuts ! The unions are sending e-mails and notes to parents frightening them with claims in Buncombe Co. of 460+ staff cuts, incl. 90 teachers !

    These vids were produced in Oct. 2010, btw, and still distributed inspite of assurances that none of what they claim will come to pass !

    Proof – demonstrate that a lib. claim is false, they`ll just wait a while and then drag it back out later as if it`s new !

  16. SignPainterGuy on February 25th, 2011 12:44 am

    I wish it could be so ! Those children need to learn a valuable lessen in responsibility; and the students could probably learn something as well !

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