I am watching a convoluted argument being attempted that has no basis in reality. An apt reality check would be the comparison of the unions in Detroit matching wages and raises for union workers at the Big Three plants. Ford, Chrysler, and GM were three distinctly different car companies with three distinctly different sets of operations and market shares. The spiraling upward of each companies labor and benefits costs ultimately proved ruinous for two out of the three.<quoted text>
Then you obviously must support Springboro teachers getting a pay raise, since they are not paid what similar districts in the market pay. I'm glad you finally answered a question. It's good to see you can do more than just watch.
While the Big Three were saddled with $2000 per car of phantom costs that added nothing to the perceived value of the vehicle, the foreign competitors put $2000 of actual product, engineering, and design into their cars. The market settled the argument when free people voted with their pocketbooks while choosing a car. Eventually the bloat of the union imposed cost structure broke the backs of those car companies.
Just because someone else wishes to do something incredibly stupid,(see many California municipalities for examples of crony unionism with crony governing bodies) does not require the residents of Springboro to follow them down the path toward unsustainable finances.
While we speak of the excellence of our teachers, I would like for them to reflect that excellence with children who are gaining real knowledge. Children who are able to take a test that measures content at their grade level and master such. Some of our teachers do an exceptional job in this arena, some do okay, and some don't get the job done, just like in the outside world.