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School Districts Closed Because Of Excessive Teacher Absences Over Right-to-Work
Michigan Capital Confidential ^ | 12/11/12 | Audrey Spalding and Jarrett Skorup

Posted on 12/11/2012 5:33:35 AM PST by MV=PY

Students suffer because 'several hundred' teachers call in sick to attend right-to-work protest in Lansing.

At least 26,000 children will miss school today because their teachers called in sick or took a vacation day to protest proposed right-to-work legislation, which is expected to pass today.

Warren Consolidated Schools, Taylor School District and Fitzgerald Public Schools are confirmed to be closed. It is also suggested that schools in Detroit and St. Johns may be missing a significant number of teachers...

(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberalism; liberals; progressives; teachers; unions
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Teachers are so altruistic these days!
1 posted on 12/11/2012 5:33:46 AM PST by MV=PY
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To: MV=PY

Fire them. No legit medical excuse, fire them.


2 posted on 12/11/2012 5:35:21 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MV=PY

When they win they crow about it.

When they lose they cry about it.

YOU LOST!


3 posted on 12/11/2012 5:35:52 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: MV=PY

Government-employee labor unions are the USA’s Communist Party.


4 posted on 12/11/2012 5:37:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Springman; Sioux-san; 70th Division; JPG; PGalt; DuncanWaring; taildragger; epluribus_2; Chuck54; ..
Woo hoo, Jesse Jackson is comin to town. LOL

If anyone wants to be added to the Michigan Cap Con ping list, let me know.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
5 posted on 12/11/2012 5:38:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MV=PY

every last one of them ought to be shown the door, putting politics in front of their students is depraved.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 5:38:41 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Other than the parents having to deal with the kids being home (rather than being brainwashed), it seems to me that they’re doing the kids a favor by letting them stay out of those institutions, at least for one day.


7 posted on 12/11/2012 5:39:08 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: MV=PY

Obviously, they have greater allegiance to the union than to the children and communities they are supposed to be serving.


8 posted on 12/11/2012 5:39:21 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Government-employee labor unions are the USA’s Communist Party.

judging by the election results, I'd say there are a lot of communists that don't work for the government. jus sayin.

9 posted on 12/11/2012 5:40:08 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: MV=PY

That’s how communists work.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 5:48:46 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: BobL

well, that is a pretty good point


11 posted on 12/11/2012 5:48:46 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MV=PY
Very interesting numbers.

Mitchell poll: Michigan voters favor right-to-work, 51-41

A strong majority (56 percent) of non-union households support right-to-work. Support among union households is only at 40 percent.

I've been figuring between 30 and 40 percent of union members support it. Probably closer to 90% around here but this is a whole different planet than Detroit or Flint.
12 posted on 12/11/2012 5:50:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MV=PY

NO brain washing TODAY..............


13 posted on 12/11/2012 5:51:16 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: MV=PY

Does everyone get a tax refund for this day? Parents need to start protesting the schools.


14 posted on 12/11/2012 5:51:33 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Truth2012

Those teachers still have the right to work and DO NOT have to belong to the union. Cry babies, all of them. Actually, the teachers got a “raise” in TAKE HOME pay by not having to pay union dues.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 5:54:35 AM PST by Progov
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To: MV=PY

I have a good friend who attended West Point, served 6 years in the Army, then worked as an electrical engineer in the electronics industry for a few years. She woke up one day and decided she wanted to teach, here in Florida. State authorities didn’t think much of the idea since she had not been “indoctrinated” by a university to become a teacher. Never the less, she took their required courses and was soon certified to teach multiple subjects. A middle school quickly picked her up, probably because she could fill any position, unlike some of her “peers” who taught subjects for years without being certified in them. Anyway, she’s been teaching for about 8 years now. I wish our kids had more teachers like her.


16 posted on 12/11/2012 5:59:59 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: MV=PY; cripplecreek; All

Thanks very much for the post; ping.

There is no end to machinations of madmen...

http://thehayride.com/2012/06/fresh-hell-from-the-obama-administration-micro-unions/

http://washingtonexaminer.com/micro-unions-washingtons-newest-threat-to-business/article/2508986

Communists/totaltarians/criminals make their own rules...and we, our children, and our grandchildren pay...and pay...and pay...


17 posted on 12/11/2012 6:00:19 AM PST by PGalt
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To: MV=PY
In another news article we have:
Not surprisingly, the UAW comes out and says right to work is wrong for Michigan. But they aren't worried about losing members, says UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. Th UAW already operates facilities in right-to-work states, such as Texas, and employees opting to join the union remain high.
The most likely reason why UAW can operate in right-to-work states, is that they can apply pressure on the Michigan-based auto companies to tell suppliers in other states that acceptance of the UAW is a condition of doing business with them. But if the UAW loses its power in Michigan, it will create a cascading effect elsewhere.
18 posted on 12/11/2012 6:01:17 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Progov
Only 2 counties actually passed proposition 2 which would have forever eliminated any chance of RTW in Michigan and created an unelected union superlegislature that could veto anything they didn't like.

Its the dirty little secret the unions aren't talking about. They angered the people with their election eve power grab attempt and were defeated 60/40.

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19 posted on 12/11/2012 6:02:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Neighborhood homeschool coops is the way to go. Shut the union down and shut them out. Don’t let a damn one of them near your kids.

I am looking into this now for this area. And there are MANY parents who are at their wit’s end with the public schools. Recruit your neighbors and take your children back.

When I was in college, the lowest gpa students were teaching students, and in some classes we were forced to be graded on a curve because they would have flunked out otherwise. It was aggravating as hell.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 6:03:16 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MV=PY
The puppet teachers/union members still don't get it.

This is how Snyder won. It is the result of eight years of Granholm/democrat-union incompetence.

Get back to your classroom. It's what the people voted for.

21 posted on 12/11/2012 6:05:18 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: BobL

Forcing parents to scramble to provide baby sitters or worst take leave to watch their kids is very bad PR for teachers. Even poor people will start to grumble. Narrative for working parents are, we paid taxes and teachers are suppose to teach and watch our kids while we are at work!! Longer the teachers strike, the worst it becomes for them because the public will turn on them. Look what happen in liberal Chicago when the public school teachers struck.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 6:06:58 AM PST by Fee
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To: PapaBear3625
But if the UAW loses its power in Michigan, it will create a cascading effect elsewhere.

Michigan truly is the crown jewel of unions. We don't have the most union members anymore but we are the soul of American unionism. This is the most devastating thing to happen to unions in America. Its also a devastating blow to democrats nationwide who collect some $250 million dollars in union political contributions from Michigan alone.
23 posted on 12/11/2012 6:09:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ryan71
I have a good friend who attended West Point, served 6 years in the Army, then worked as an electrical engineer in the electronics industry for a few years. She woke up one day and decided she wanted to teach, here in Florida. State authorities didn’t think much of the idea since she had not been “indoctrinated” by a university to become a teacher. Never the less, she took their required courses and was soon certified to teach multiple subjects. A middle school quickly picked her up, probably because she could fill any position, unlike some of her “peers” who taught subjects for years without being certified in them. Anyway, she’s been teaching for about 8 years now. I wish our kids had more teachers like her.

I would love to see more former-military teachers. Officers and NCOs spend much of their time teaching complex skills to young recruits, and that experience could be used in the schools.

As for the "uncertified" teachers you mention: I would like make teachers have to take the SAT Subject Test for each subject they teach, with failure to score at the 75th percentile (or better) being grounds for dismissal.

24 posted on 12/11/2012 6:12:32 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

After walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong went into teaching.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 6:14:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MestaMachine

I have been homeschooling for 14 years. It is a lifestyle choice, and it is far more peaceful than dealing with the corrupt public schools. You can do it and your children will be so much better off if you do.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 6:15:30 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: cripplecreek

MI Right to-Work Battle: Union Members Shout Down Tea Party Counter-Protest

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/11/Union-Thugs-Shout-Down-Tea-Party-Counter-Protest-In-Lansing-Michigan?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


27 posted on 12/11/2012 6:18:23 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: MV=PY

Cool. Fire ‘em all. They are probably the worst in the school districts.

If they do hire them back, make ‘em forfeit accrued pension and seniority.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 6:18:51 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: Truth2012

Have you done this alone, or are there several families involved? That is what I am looking into. The more kids we can rescue from the government schools, the better. I WILL go it alone if I have to. I decided that a long time ago.


29 posted on 12/11/2012 6:20:49 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Obviously, they have greater allegiance to the union than to the children and communities they are supposed to be serving.

Or as the past President of the AFT put it, "I'll begin caring about The Children when they begin paying dues."


30 posted on 12/11/2012 6:22:32 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Progov

“Actually, the teachers got a “raise” in TAKE HOME pay by not having to pay union dues.”

This is their fear. They see what happened in Wisconsin, as people dropped out of unions in droves to save money. And they can offset the additional cost of Obamacare, which of course the unions support.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 6:22:53 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: sheikdetailfeather

My unionista cousin is angry that they aren’t being strongly confronted at the capitol. They want a confrontation and they’re madder than hell that they aren’t getting it.

FReeper Jenk is tweeting from Lansing today.

https://twitter.com/jen5309


32 posted on 12/11/2012 6:23:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706
2011 story

Former MEA Local Prez: Union May Lose 40% of Members – Including Him – if Teacher Right to Work Passes
33 posted on 12/11/2012 6:24:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MV=PY

I guess education really isn’t that important.


34 posted on 12/11/2012 6:26:33 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: MestaMachine

Mostly alone. Kids do have Scouts and church and neighborhood friends. We also take fun classes with the community, like art, drama.. There are always classes at Museums.

But listen, there are always groups of people to join, or who break up and rejoin other groups. Don’t get too fixed to one group, because at some point they will annoy you too.

Build you own educational philosophy and know WHY you are homeschooling.

It is a very fluid movement. My children have each spent some time in school even. We use the system for what we need. Each child is about 98%-99% on the school’s standardized tests. The schools are just about worthless to me. Don’t look at it as being alone, look at it as being independent.

You can do it.


35 posted on 12/11/2012 6:30:55 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks! The people have spoken. The unions are mad as hornets! I love it!


36 posted on 12/11/2012 6:31:53 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The unionistas are now shouting “Shut it down”.

Waaa we aren’t getting our way so we don’t want anything to happen.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 6:47:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MV=PY

Now abolish tenure


38 posted on 12/11/2012 6:58:07 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MV=PY

How hard is it for the MSM to avoid saying that the only thing this law does is make the UNION TAX voluntary?


39 posted on 12/11/2012 7:02:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Some stuff is gonna get trashed before the day is over.

All wearing that pretty marxist red.


40 posted on 12/11/2012 7:05:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MV=PY

I just heard Snyder on WJR. The Senate is already done with the bill. The House should finish this afternoon. And Snyder expects it on his desk tomorrow morning. Yesterday, Obama made it clear to Snyder that he didn’t agree with RTW legislation. Can’t wait for Snyder to sign it.

Founding fathers win again.


41 posted on 12/11/2012 7:05:40 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: showme_the_Glory

But the low-information voters don’t belong to the Communist Party, just the party of “Gimme!”


42 posted on 12/11/2012 7:05:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: MV=PY

For the children right?


43 posted on 12/11/2012 7:06:37 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: ILS21R
The MI GOP Response was absolutely beautiful.

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Michigan today:

“It’s interesting that President Obama has chosen to stop in Michigan to propose his economic recovery plan of higher taxes, more spending and broken budgets. Here in Michigan we’ve seen actual economic recovery by streamlining government, cutting taxes and balancing budgets.

“The President’s divisive message and attack on Michigan workers is just another indication of how out of touch Pres. Obama has become. President Obama’s continued attempt to subvert state rights is an assult on our federal system.

“I encourage the former law professor and our current President brush up on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ‘The powers not delegated to the United states by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

“The President’s stance is a blatant attack on Michigan workers and demonstrates the President’s staunch support of special interest union bosses. Thankfully, Michigan Republican leaders are here to provide a firewall for Michigan workers and their families and to keep Michigan’s turnaround on course.”

44 posted on 12/11/2012 7:09:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow! That is classic and powerful!

Morning Bell: Unions Losing in Their Last Stronghold

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/11/morning-bell-unions-losing-in-their-last-stronghold/


45 posted on 12/11/2012 7:13:23 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: cripplecreek

The response by Bobby Schostak was indeed very good. Thanks for posting.


46 posted on 12/11/2012 7:20:57 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Should be possible to hire replacements ~ with ease!


47 posted on 12/11/2012 7:24:01 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ILS21R

We only have the Republican governors now as a shield from the federal tyranny. Thank God for the 10th Amendment and for those governors who dare to take a stand against these thugs. Sad, that we lost the fight here in OH. However, they should have gone with a RTW law, rather than what they did. Kasich tried what Walker did and it didn’t work here. The lawmakers lost the battle at the ballot box because our side didn’t inform the voters of what was really going on.

Sadly, most think that the teachers really do care about the kids and think they are next to God or something.


48 posted on 12/11/2012 7:31:25 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: cotton1706

Loss of union dues isn’t what really really hurt the Wisconsin teacher’s union.

The union had a wholly-owned “health-insurance company”, with a sole-source/no-bid contract that netted them about $10,000 per year per teacher.

They lost that no-bid provision and had to cut their rates by 40% to come close to staying competitive.


49 posted on 12/11/2012 7:33:26 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ryan71

My wife has a BS and MS in teaching. She taught for 5 years in New York. When we moved to Utah she couldn’t get hired because she was “too expensive”, but finally got hired by a private school.
When we moved to California they told her she had to take 2 years of undergraduate “art” courses because her bachelor of science was not sufficient to teach in California. She wound up as a Principal of a private school.
When we moved to Colorado she took night courses to be certified and then was told she was “too expensive”.
When we moved to Texas she was hired immediately.
When we moved to Indiana, it was the old “too expensive” excuse again. That’s when she left teaching.


50 posted on 12/11/2012 7:39:37 AM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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