Wisconsin teachers react to Gov. Scott Walker’s newly signed budget

This weekend, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) signed into law a budget that scrapped $800 million in education funding following an earlier law that reduced collective bargaining rights to almost nothing, reports the Huffington Post. As Walker put pen to paper, teacher Margaret Allen felt mixed emotions.

“Having that legislation official, now signed into law, it’s a done deal,” she said. “It’s been heartbreaking but it also strengthens my resolve to continue being politically active.”

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Wisconsin teachers outed after February sick-out to support labor protest

A recent spate of Wisconsin public information requests forced school districts to determine whether citizens deserve to know if teachers who took sick days on Feb. 16 were really suffering from the flu, or instead were protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) policies, reports the Huffington Post. The Wisconsin State Journal reported online Tuesday that conservative groups filed public records requests to uncover the names of the teachers who played hooky to protest legislation that drastically altered the laws governing their profession. The sick-out led to school closures, as teachers rallied en masse against Walker’s proposal to end collective bargaining for civil employees, including teachers…

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