Skip to comments.School Districts Closed Because Of Excessive Teacher Absences Over Right-to-Work
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...
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Fire them. No legit medical excuse, fire them.
When they win they crow about it.
When they lose they cry about it.
Government-employee labor unions are the USA’s Communist Party.
every last one of them ought to be shown the door, putting politics in front of their students is depraved.
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.
Obviously, they have greater allegiance to the union than to the children and communities they are supposed to be serving.
judging by the election results, I'd say there are a lot of communists that don't work for the government. jus sayin.
That’s how communists work.
well, that is a pretty good point
NO brain washing TODAY..............
Does everyone get a tax refund for this day? Parents need to start protesting the schools.
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.
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.
Thanks very much for the post; ping.
There is no end to machinations of madmen...
Communists/totaltarians/criminals make their own rules...and we, our children, and our grandchildren pay...and pay...and pay...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong went into teaching.
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.
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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.
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.
“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.
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.
I guess education really isn’t that important.
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.
Thanks! The people have spoken. The unions are mad as hornets! I love it!
The unionistas are now shouting “Shut it down”.
Waaa we aren’t getting our way so we don’t want anything to happen.
Now abolish tenure
How hard is it for the MSM to avoid saying that the only thing this law does is make the UNION TAX voluntary?
Some stuff is gonna get trashed before the day is over.
All wearing that pretty marxist red.
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.
But the low-information voters don’t belong to the Communist Party, just the party of “Gimme!”
For the children right?
Wow! That is classic and powerful!
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The response by Bobby Schostak was indeed very good. Thanks for posting.
Should be possible to hire replacements ~ with ease!
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.
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.
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.