City of Providence to Pink Slip All Teachers

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    It's not just Wisconsin. State and local governments all over the country are taking drastic steps to give the officials the flexibility they need to deal with their budget crises. It's starting to seem like it may become fashionable for public sector unions to be thrown under the bus.
     
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    They aren't being thrown under the bus. There is no way public employees should continue to receive bloated salarie s when there is no money. Our managers and front line workers have already taken income hits. It amusing that the very people who have voted rank and file for wildly expensive (and unnecessary) programs are also ones to scream the loudest when they have to help pay for those programs.

    Wisconsin led the way with welfare reform; now they're going to do the same for education. It's about time.
     
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    The prime issue with public unions is that once you have a bad worker, it is almost impossible to get rid of them. Private sector unions protect thier own, but realize that if the company is to survive and thier jobs still exist, people who cant or wont do the work have to be let go.

    When it comes to public sector jobs, this need for self preservation is just not there. It is far easier for management to dump the unproductive person somewhere they will do the least damage, and then hire a new person, or have other people cover that person's job on overtime.

    I do not want to break unions. There is a need for them to protect people from malicious or discriminitory firings, but the current state is you cant get rid of ANY public worker, teachers included, even for incompetence.

    That is the policy that has to stop. Public entities must be able to get rid of people who dont do thier job.
     
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    I think unions need to be broken. They can come back later.
     
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    Don't you think it's delightful that we get rid of all the teachers? :clap2::clap2::clap2:

    America under Republicans! :clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    There are more teachers. We're getting rid of all the UNION teachers.
     
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    Besides which, I'd rather have a history major with no empahsis in education teaching my kids than a teacher who has spent 4 years studying ways to EDUCATE instead of the subjects they teach, and who can't spell her own name.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: -ing at what you think getting a teaching credential entails.
     
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    Providence is a Republican city? That's news to me and everyone who lives there. :tongue:

    You do realize that they aren't getting rid of all the teachers, right?
     
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    Ah, then all teachers AREN'T being pink slipped.....hmmmmm.
     

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