01 Sep '11, 10am

Wisconsin Teachers Retire En Masse In Response to Cuts | Care2 Causes

Wisconsin Teachers Retire En Masse In Response to Cuts | Care2 Causes

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his GOP cronies in the Legislature strong-armed through a union-busting bill, they touted the effects it would have on the free market. Well, the market has spoken, and it’s not happy. Associate Press reported today that teachers in Wisconsin are retiring at twice the normal rate in response to budget cuts that affect their benefits and ability to collectively bargain. Though many public sectors in Wisconsin are seeing more retirements than usual, for schools this is especially problematic, as fewer teachers means even larger class sizes. It’s quickly turning into a veritable teacher shortage; the district of Beloit, for example, has seen 10% of their teachers retire, meaning that they have far more vacancies than they can reasonably hope to fill before the year starts. Perhaps an even bigger problem is that most of the retirements ...

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