Wisconsin Dem Temper Tantrum

Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 10:55 am

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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 11:15 am
Liberal progressive democrats = hate.
Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 12:10 pm
The guy clearly doesn't like being treated the way dems habitually treat pubbies...
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 12:24 pm
From my brother's (a SPED teacher) FB site:

Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Those states and their ranking on ACT/SAT scores are as follows:

South Carolina -50th
North Carolina -49th
Georgia -48th
............Texas -47th
Virginia -44th

If you are wondering, Wisconsin, with it's collective bargaining for teachers, is ranked 2nd in the country. Let's keep it that way.
Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2011 01:47 pm

2006 data doesn't seem to show Virginia at/near the bottom of anything.
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Reply Tue 22 Feb, 2011 10:05 am
There's something more than a little bit funny in that test data. Oregon and NH both show substantially lower SAT numbers but higher ACT numbers than Wisconsin and the data may simply indicate that smaller numbers of people take the SATs in Wisconsin.

At any rate whatever Wisconsin has been doing hasn't been doing the majority of kids any good:



Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey

Students from Appleton West High School protest a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that would make teachers pay a fraction of their own pension and health-insurance costs. (AP Photo/Sharon Cekada)
(CNSNews.com) - Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the 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. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”

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