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Wisconsin "Budget Repair Bill" protests

Wisconsin "Budget Repair Bill" protests

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I wanted to create a thread for us to share links and resources on the Wisconsin budget situation and protests. Anyone have any others? Please share.

Paul Krugman, New York Times "Wisconsin Power Play" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/opinion/21krugman.html

Wisconsin Protests of Budget Bill (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NmJbo8eHiM

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8-WzgSDvZQ&feature=player_embedded

There is a vigil in Sacramento tonight in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers as well.

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gglgrl's picture
gglgrl
Computer Applications instructor - 9-12 + Adult learners

Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Their ranking on ACT/SAT scores:
South Carolina - 50th
North Carolina - 49th
Georgia - 48th
Texas - 47th
Virginia - 44th
Wisconsin is currently ranked 2nd. Please Welcome them in the race to the bottom.

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer
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I just read an article which clarifies these facts a bit more:

Wisconsin ranks 3rd in the nation in SAT scores, but with a participation rate of just 4%. On the ACT, with a much more representative partcipation rate of 69%, it was tied for 17th. In comparison...

* Virginia was 34th on the SAT with 67% participation, 13th on the ACT with 22% participation.
* Texas was 45th on the SAT with 53% participation, 33rd on the ACT with 33% participation.
* Georgia was 48th on the SAT with 74% participation, 34th on the ACT with 44% participation.
* North Carolina was 38th on the SAT with 63% participation, 20th on the ACT with 16% participation.
* South Carolina was 49th on the SAT with 66% participation, 44th on the ACT with 52% participation.

You can read more here: http://studentactivism.net/2011/02/20/sat-act-unions/

[quote]Only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Their ranking on ACT/SAT scores:

South Carolina - 50th

North Carolina - 49th

Georgia - 48th

Texas - 47th

Virginia - 44th

Wisconsin is currently ranked 2nd. Please Welcome them in the race to the bottom.[/quote]

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I use this site on Facebook 540,000 To See Scott Walker out of WI, January 2012, and this one -I just gave to Support the WI Senate Democrats' Fight for Working Families!. and this one- Stop the bill - recall Republican State Senators in Wisconsin NOW

I also get updates from a friend of mine who is in AFSCME in Wisconsin.

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John Steltz
High School English/Language Arts Teacher of Students, Wisconsin

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