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Wisconsin Teachers Getting Gripey Again

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Today from Wisconsin – more noise from the teachers:

More than 100 Green Bay teachers dressed in red packed the School Board meeting room on Monday to say they feel betrayed by a recent school district directive that would require them to work longer hours and lose planning time.

Dressed in red?  I wonder if this graphic applies in the minds of the gripers.

Translated, this means, “course by course, we build a nation”.

The Green Bay School District recently sent a memo to teachers indicating they would be required to work an extra half-hour a day and would lose planning time to make room for staff and other meetings.

I’m not overly enthused about being a teacher and going to meetings.  Most of the meetings that I sit through when I teach are mindless drivel that talk about corporate profits by the mother corporation or about how good of a job we’re all doing and how we need to make sure our attendance and grades get turned in on time.  Makes me want to take a nap.  I wake up during the parts about how the Department of Education is getting more and more into the business of education – like government involvement in education is a good thing.  In fact, it’s hard for me to keep my mouth shut when I hear some of the crap that comes out of the Washington spigot.

Personally, teachers should work a regular day like everyone else.  But if they are griping over 30 minutes a day more, sheesh.  Cry me a river, would you?

This brought teachers — many emotional — to the School Board, saying they feel betrayed that they weren’t first consulted about the changes. Many said morale among Green Bay teachers is low and expressed worry these changes could be the tip of the iceberg.

The problem doesn’t stem from an administration having to make changes within their schools, it primarily comes from a government that forces these changes on administrations. Lately, Department of Education has been adding more regulations, more requirements, more meddling into how schools do their work. It surprises me that the teacher unions and teachers themselves get upset, since these are the very self same things that they voted for when they put progressivism and liberalism into the government. The administration has to comply with DOE or they get in trouble and these silly staff meetings are part of it.

What’s funnier is that the teachers, for as smart as they are, don’t even see it. Instead, they gripe and moan once again.

Source: Green Bay teachers upset by change calling for more work hours, less planning time

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

June 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Posted in Political

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