Wednesday, March 02, 2011

States W/O Collective Bargaining For Teachers Are Stupid?

Maddowesque at best, but then figures lie and liars figure.

From the Democrat Party of Wisconsin:

"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 is currently ranked #2."

Our children are being taught by ‎unions?   How's that working out?

Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Lets look at the educational achievement in those non-union states by their ranking on ACT/SAT scores:
South Carolina -50th
North Carolina -49th
Georgia -48th
Texas -47th
Virginia -44th

Oh, in case you are wondering, Wisconsin is currently ranked #2 - one of the best achieving states in education in America.
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Yes, the teachers belong to a union. It is not working out very well. I had to tutor my two children to supplement their "education."

As for the fun facts, you wrote them in comments here before.
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After we contacted the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff, the party’s research director, wrote us to say that "after further investigation, we determined that the data was not the most up-to-date. Accordingly, we have removed the post from our Facebook page."

The five states that outlaw collective bargaining for teachers all rank below 44th in the nation in test scores, while Wisconsin ranks 2nd.

Ultimately, the Facebook post uses outdated data based on a questionable methodology. A review using current data finds that Wisconsin does perform better on test scores than the non-union states, but not as dramatically as suggested in the Facebook post. And there is at best limited evidence that unionization played a causal role in shaping differences in test scores. We rate the statement False.

Anti-Semite LibProgs Support Palestinian Terror - US Citizen Support For Israel Grows.

Gee, it's kinda like health care reform. The more they tell us how great it is the more people know it isn't. We know terror when we see it. We also know right from wrong.

Americans Maintain Broad Support for Israel

U.S. adults nearly four times as likely to side with Israelis as with Palestinians

Union Protesters Swarm And Detain WI Assemblyman From Entering Capitol

These are teachers and keepers of the peace?

“Shame, shame.” (“don’t touch him.”)

“You suck! You suck, You suck.” (“what you’re doing is illegal.”)

“Peaceful protest.” (blocking him from going into the building and from leaving)

“Peace, peace.” (angrily yelling “peace” at those pushing)

“Peaceful, peaceful.”(blocking and shoving continue.)

Democrat Assemblyman Hulsey intervenes and says, “I know you’re angry.” (“Damn right!”)

“The most important thing about this whole event is that it has been peaceful and respectful.” (police sirens wail and someone yells, “Not the way Walker kicks? it.”)

“Let’s keep this peaceful and respectful.” (“He’s not respecting our families!”)

Someone yelling on a bullhorn.

“We need to keep this peaceful and respectful.” (“He has no respect for us!”)

“Thank you for coming.” (“This is OUR house.” Yelling. “Cameras are rolling guys.”)

“We need to all step back.” (“We want our democracy back!”)

Yelling. “Back, back!” (“Just explain yourself, PLEASE! Just PLEASE explain yourself. Peacefully explain yourself.”)

“Calm DOWN. Calm down, CALM down.”

“Firefighters, line up. Come on, let’s go, this way. Follow me.”

Constant drumming, like a third world tribe, and blaring horns mixed with bells normally used for holiday celebrations. And police whistles.

Passing person, “You can be angry at people.”

Chanting, “peaceful protest, peaceful protest, peaceful protest.”

WI Democrats: The Voter Be Damned

I don’t know what was discussed but I gotta believe we’re a little more firm in our stance now that we hear from Senator Fitzgerald that he wants us to come back and debate something that’s not negotiable.

So, the Democrats never intended to debate. They never felt obliged to engage in negotiations. The Democrats planned to purposely be negligent in their duties.

The Democrats have shown they are mere children who demand their way, only their way and the voter be damned.