allowing teachers to bargain against privatization is taking away their CHOICE. as in you are not allowing teachers to bargain FOR privatization.
who knows, you might just find enough teachers to whom merit is more important than union dues that might just vote FOR privatization.
but this bill takes away that FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
by the way, blue...
you list chicago as your 'other home'.
pity about your democrat governor getting impeached by a unanimous vote of the illinois senate.
perhaps this will give michiganders the needed incentive to bring impeachment against granholm for really screwing up this state.
teachers pay is paid out of state funds, allocated to local and county boards.
i'd say that the union is a BIG part of the problem, as it perpetuates mediocre education by maintaining mediocre teachers. it also seeks advancement not based on merit, but on union membership.
they also donate money to political causes not associated with education, whether the members agree or not.
to some this is graft, corruption, and theft.