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Wisconsin union-curbing bill destroys school district. Wait, did I say “destroy”?

I meant “saved”, and not in the Obamaspeak “saved or created” context.  Details:

“This is a disaster,” said Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective bargaining powers of some public employees. Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law — a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets.

What disastrous consequences have occurred?

The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it’s all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.

In the past, teachers and other staff at Kaukauna were required to pay 10 percent of the cost of their health insurance coverage and none of their pension costs. Now, they’ll pay 12.6 percent of the cost of their coverage (still well below rates in much of the private sector) and also contribute 5.8 percent of salary to their pensions. The changes will save the school board an estimated $1.2 million this year, according to board President Todd Arnoldussen.

Why, it’s as if the government worker unions were wrong in their dire predictions or something!

Exit question: Why do Wisconsin unions hate school children?

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July 6, 2011 - Posted by | public education, unions, Wisconsin

2 Comments »

  1. Now the unions can complain “their” revenues are down. Why, the unions may even go broke!!! Like they tried to do to the state of Wisconsin, and every other state in the union.
    The unions hate school children because the union bosses are not as smart as a fifth grader, and now we all know it. And they know we know it. Less unions, less government is good for this country.
    Stupid liberals.

    Comment by J.Guidry | July 6, 2011

  2. “the unions may even go broke!!!”
    I’m afraid this administration will never let that happen. Obamamama will first scare the media into thinking an education thingy needs a bazillion dollars or it might explode and then give the new recession-proof dollars to the teachers’ union officials to dole out as they see fit. Campaign contributions?

    Comment by tnjack | July 8, 2011


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