Wis. governor refuses to give in to protests
Walker told USA TODAY he won’t negotiate or compromise. “We don’t have any money,” he said in an interview in his Capitol office. “You can’t negotiate in good faith if you don’t have anything to give. … For us, negotiating about not balancing the budget is not an option.”
Bearing Drift: AFL-CIO Says Virgina Stands By Wisconsin
Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest
In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year available—only 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating.
Wisconsin Students: Dunces and Dupes
Jason Mattera, Human Events
What’s been happening on the ground in Wisconsin is shameful on so many different levels.
Wisconsin Teachers Union Putting Kids at Risk
Warner Todd Huston, The Union Label
The teachers, says reader Tom, keep claiming that it’s all “for the kids” yet their actions here prove that the kids are last on the list as teachers worry more about safeguarding their unions, their high salaries and lucrative benefits.
[cartoon By William Warren via Net Right Daily]
And, this is priceless
Senate GOP leaders requiring missing Dems to pick up checks in person
In their latest attempt to force Dems back to the Senate, GOP leaders have voted to require their missing counterparts to pick up their paychecks, per diems or any expense check in person on the chamber floor.