Appeals court declines to take Wisconsin public union law, defers to Supreme Court

There are 20 comments on the Mar 24, 2011, TwinCities.com story titled Appeals court declines to take Wisconsin public union law, defers to Supreme Court. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

In a March 16, 2011 photo, students make their way to classes at Brookfield East High School Wednesday, in Brookfield, Wis.

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sick and tired

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#1 Mar 24, 2011
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News flash

Elk River, MN

#3 Mar 24, 2011
The quality of our schools would improve greatly if you removed unions from our schools. What do we rank right now in the world, something like 27th? remove the corrupt unions and we could be top 20 in 5 years and possibly top 10 in 10 years. If we keep the unions, watch our rankings fall even more.

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republican

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 24, 2011
News flash wrote:
The quality of our schools would improve greatly if you removed unions from our schools. What do we rank right now in the world, something like 27th? remove the corrupt unions and we could be top 20 in 5 years and possibly top 10 in 10 years. If we keep the unions, watch our rankings fall even more.
really! all thats keeping our school education quality down is the unions, HMMMMMM!!!!!!, its not because the republicans don`t want to properly fund the school system?

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Colt

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 24, 2011
It's high time the tax payers get together and start demanding some responsible thinking when it comes to government and the people elected to run it, which are suppose to have the best interest of the tax payers first and foremost, as it stands it seems as though the only ones they put first and foremost are they themselves. Years down the road and it won't be that many years when the tax payers realize public employee unions and there give away program to government employees can neither be tolerated or no longer afforded. The tax payers can only shoulder so much of the burden of the expense caused by public employees and their unions. Public employee unions have to be terminated, and let every employee stand on his/her own merit.
Ex MN

Eagle River, WI

#9 Mar 24, 2011
some Republican voters are having doubts about their choices at the ballot box. Although they consider themselves fiscal conservatives, many of the same people who put Gov. Scott Walker and other GOP leaders into office are now having second thoughts, largely because the cuts they are seeking could put the quality of their cherished local schools at risk.

This sounds like it should be on the opinion page, not news!
Really

Chicago, IL

#10 Mar 24, 2011
The idiot judge decided to ignore democracy. Fine.

The legislature, should give a 24-hour notice, have another meeting, vote and pass the law again.

They can just ignore the court.
Captain Quint

Champlin, MN

#11 Mar 24, 2011
republican wrote:
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really! all thats keeping our school education quality down is the unions, HMMMMMM!!!!!!, its not because the republicans don`t want to properly fund the school system?
Just how much freakin money do you need? Teacher unions have created a black hole for taxpayer money. Time to start earning your pay like everyone else, the gravy train is off the tracks. Thank you Scott!!
Next

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 24, 2011
Talk about leftwing media, the description under the photo beats everything.
Next

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 24, 2011
republican wrote:
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really! all thats keeping our school education quality down is the unions, HMMMMMM!!!!!!, its not because the republicans don`t want to properly fund the school system?
Even the democrats don't agree with you numbnuts, are you a teenager?
Captain Quint

Champlin, MN

#14 Mar 24, 2011
Next wrote:
Talk about leftwing media, the description under the photo beats everything.
the ol "give us more money or your child's education will suffer" extortion line has worked for quite a long time... I'm sure they will give it another try, its all they have now that their sacred cow union is hanging meat.
Pepi

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Mar 24, 2011
Collective bargaining is not a right it's a privilege...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/madison-wi/T2...

and it hurts students and Taxpayers.
Pedro

Dallas, TX

#16 Mar 24, 2011
"some Republican voters are having doubts about their choices at the ballot box."

Says who?

That is completely unsubstantiated and a bald-faced liberal lie.
Road to Serfdom

Minnetonka, MN

#17 Mar 24, 2011
Looks like they have the union reps writing the articles now. I don't think that liberals realize that telling people what they really think is a good advocacy technique. They may speak for the sheeple, but for the fiscal conservatives? Well, let's wait for the next election and see how well the liberal advocacy masquerading as journalism flies.
Zeb

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Mar 24, 2011
Collective bargaining is not a right it's a privilege...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/...
Ron

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Mar 24, 2011
The average starting wage for a teacher in Wisconsin is $30,000. You get to make $14.42 an hour after going to college, getting a teaching certificate and taking on the financial burden of student loans.

Then you have to go through a hundred hurdles to get the job. Now throw on a 8% pay cut brought to you by the GOP and Koch Brothers. Then for that take on all the responsibilities of teaching peoples kids many of which think you are over paid and should be beat down further. This will likely show in their kids attitudes toward the teacher and the kid will likely be just as disrespectful to the teacher as the parents are.

Who the heck is going to want that job? I sure as heck wouldn't want it. All the people I know coming out of college that would be the best teachers you could find are running away from the idea of teaching and running toward the private sector where they will make more money for less stress.

Wisconsin is heading in the direction of the state of Mississippi. They are going to get the leftover people for teachers. The ones that probably won't be very good. Then the GOP will have even more to complain about. Meanwhile their kids will get a sub-par education.
e-boogers

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Mar 24, 2011
The appellate court punted. What a bunch of weak tits.
Paulski

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Mar 25, 2011
Yet another sign of our great courts. The first court stops the law from going into effect, then the next court refuses to make a decision so that the current law stays in place longer so more contracts can be rammed through before any changes.

Can anyone make a decision ?, why are they a judge. This country needs more leaders, not sheep to get out of this 14 trillion dollar hole that years of drunken lemurs put is in from both sides of the aisle.

Since: Jan 11

Flushing, NY

#22 Mar 25, 2011
Ron wrote:
The average starting wage for a teacher in Wisconsin is $30,000. You get to make $14.42 an hour after going to college, getting a teaching certificate and taking on the financial burden of student loans.
Then you have to go through a hundred hurdles to get the job. Now throw on a 8% pay cut brought to you by the GOP and Koch Brothers. Then for that take on all the responsibilities of teaching peoples kids many of which think you are over paid and should be beat down further. This will likely show in their kids attitudes toward the teacher and the kid will likely be just as disrespectful to the teacher as the parents are.
Who the heck is going to want that job? I sure as heck wouldn't want it. All the people I know coming out of college that would be the best teachers you could find are running away from the idea of teaching and running toward the private sector where they will make more money for less stress.
Wisconsin is heading in the direction of the state of Mississippi. They are going to get the leftover people for teachers. The ones that probably won't be very good. Then the GOP will have even more to complain about. Meanwhile their kids will get a sub-par education.
30,000 dollars a year for a worthless liberal arts degree teaching finger painting to kids, not a bad deal.
Mills

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Mar 25, 2011
I'll tell you what - in 10 years,(maybe less) when all you parents have to enroll your kids in "private" schools, don't complain about the higher costs for education. And you will have to come up with that cost up front, just to enroll them.
Public schools will be a thing of the past - Walker and other Republicans will make sure of that.

I'm sure the Koch Brother's will have some investment in schools by then...
so open up your wallets and get ready to pay them.
billy joel

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Mar 25, 2011
Mills wrote:
I'll tell you what - in 10 years,(maybe less) when all you parents have to enroll your kids in "private" schools, don't complain about the higher costs for education. And you will have to come up with that cost up front, just to enroll them.
Public schools will be a thing of the past - Walker and other Republicans will make sure of that.
I'm sure the Koch Brother's will have some investment in schools by then...
so open up your wallets and get ready to pay them.
well at least they wont be dumb-ass lemings !

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