They did it to themselves
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this afternoon that 52.4% of Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association members would rather see Milwaukee Public Schools lay off 198 of their colleagues than re-open negotiations over their benefits.
Normally the J/S Online comments aren’t worth reading, but the first comment raises a great point, “I’d love to see a break out of their responses vs years of tenure.”
So much for “solidarity” and “the people united” rhetoric. While MPS is at it, perhaps they should ask the union to decide which teachers to conveniently dispose of.