Interesting Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on layoff issues there. Expect to see more attention to health care costs and contributions going forward as budgets get tighter. And, not sure stuff like this really helps the argument for the $23B federal bailout? If districts won’t take any cost-containment steps it makes it a challenge for federal officials to send more money. This one is particularly ill-considered because it’s Wisconsin, the state the leading proponent of the bailout money in Congress represents.
Also, note the reference to “bargaining in public.” Aren’t these public schools? I’m all for bargaining in public, I think we need more of it!