Friday, February 3, 2017

PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days | gadflyonthewallblog

PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days | gadflyonthewallblog:

PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days


Dear Pennsylvania legislators:
So now you want to take away teachers’ sick days.
Sabbatical, sick days, bereavement leaves – the Senate Education Committee voted 7-5 to strip them from the law and make teachers bargain for them with their districts.
So the next time I get sick, you don’t want to guarantee I can take the day off. If my mother dies, you don’t want to protect my right to attend her funeral.
The full legislature still has to vote on it, but that’s pretty cold.
Which brings me to my first question: Why do you hate public school teachers so much?
Seriously. What did teachers ever do to you? Did we give you a bad grade when you were kids? Did we give you detention? What did we ever do to earn such animosity?
You obviously must have something personal against teachers.
It’s understandable. Even though the majority of Pennsylvanians voted for Democrats, most of you are Republicans. You have gerrymandered the state so that you artificially have the majority, and as such you must espouse the most radical positions possible. Otherwise, you’ll be primaried by someone even farther right – a Tea Partier, a plutocrat, an anarcho-capitalist, a fascist.
We see the same thing playing out nationally. Hello, Donald Trump!


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