090: Teachers Unions 101 – This Is What Hypocrisy Looks Like

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An introduction to a series of shows about the teachers and public sector unions, and the recent protests. It would have been nice to skip this topic, but we can't.

Discussed:
-Angry again
-The Wisconsin situation spreads
-Students protesting with and for teachers
-Public sector union evasion
-Voices
-Choices
-Consistency
-The inverse relationship between obvious truth and the need for training

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Retirement “Education” Behind the Wisconsin Teacher Protests
http://www.erollover.com/blogger/Mike-Rowan/wisconsin-teachers-protest-retirement-benefits


Child’s Play: Wisconsin Teachers Recruit Their Students to Save Union Jobs

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/260143/childs-play-wisconsin-teachers-recruit-their-students-save-union-jobs-christian-schnei

Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest
Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest

Wisconsin protesters get children to chant

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  1. I have never been to Wisconsin. But this was the greatest podcast I’ve ever heard.

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