The controversial Wisconsin budget reform saves teachers’ jobs.

The Brown Deer (Wisconsin) school superintendent long had been negotiating with his teachers' union in an attempt to file a budget hole. The union wouldn't budget, so the superintend had no other choice but to lay off 27 teachers--some of them friends. But with the new bargaining law, passed with such passionate teacher union opposition, the superintendent was able to make reasonable adjustments to teacher benefits. And prevent the teacher layoffs.

Story is here.

Hat tip: Blithe Spirit

 

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