Michelle Malkin provides this illuminating tidbit of information. Note the choices of color and the language contained in the memo–a telling clue as to the ideology of the union leaders:
Another educator in Pennsylvania shared the note the teachers’ union there sent out to members orchestrating “solidarity” events:
“Members, Please wear red Tuesday to show solidarity with Wisconsin teachers!
Speak up for workers’ rights
Show your support:
Wear red on Tuesday, Feb. 22
Sign the online petition supporting workers’ rights.
Print ‘We Are One’ stickers to share with your colleagues.”
It’s difficult to feel sympathy for the oppressed educators of Wisconsin when their paid compensation averages $46,390 per annum, and their benefit package exceeds the national average by over 50%. All this boodle for dealing with an average of only 14.7 students per teacher. These people have been making out like bandits. As a Wisconsin resident commented on Milwaukee’s 620 Newsradio site:
“I was at a speech where a Wall Street Journal reporter, commenting on the disastrous decline of the US Auto industry, noted that, “The fact is, General Motors is no longer an automobile company. It is a pension and health care company that makes a few cars on the side.” Whether we want to admit it or not, our government education (I refuse to use the “pubic education” euphemism) system is fast becoming a pension and health care system that educates a few kids (in Milwaukee about 45% of the kids they teach) on the side.”