Wisconsin is significant but I think what happened in San Jose potentially signals more: A 70-30 approval of a Democratic mayor’s push to change his city’s pension and retirement structure. I take a look at that, and what it means for school improvement at TIME:
Bad news for teachers and other public-sector employees: America is more than ready to cut your pensions and benefits. While most politicos had been focusing this week on the Wisconsin recall, an election 2,100 miles away in San Jose, Calif., may be a bigger harbinger of the kind of austerity voters are developing a taste for….
…But voters need to understand the choices here as well. Unless cuts in public-sector benefits are coupled with improvements in working conditions and job satisfaction, there is a real risk that schools will not be able to attract the kind of people we want in classrooms…
Are you hard to satisfy? Here’s an easy one, click here to read the entire article at TIME.