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Posts Tagged ‘unions’

Wisconsin by the numbers.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

- Wiccapundit

As Peggy Noonan pointed out in a recent WSJ column, before Gov. Walker allowed Wisconsin government employees to choose whether they wanted union dues taken from their paychecks, there were 62,218 dues-paying members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  The number of AFSCME members after being allowed to choose: 28,785.  That’s more than a 50% drop.

This proves one thing: the public employee unions are not the Borg™ and resistance is NOT futile.

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Taking the educators to school

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

- Wiccapundit

In Which the Inestimable Mr. Denninger Puts Some Effin’ Knowledge to the Education Bureaucracy – And the Math Doesn’t Lie

Public education in this country is a disaster, and anyone not blind can see it:

In New Jersey, students have as many as three chances to pass the state high-school exit exam. That’s right — three. Three chances to earn a passing grade of 50 percent on a test that is written at the middle-school level. Students have three chances to score 50 percent or better on a middle-school-level test in order to graduate high school.

The City of Newark spends about $22,000 per child per year to get these dismal results.

What does the educational bureaucracy say to this staggering indictment of its ability to perform?    Jam its head in the sand: (more…)

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