I simply cannot let the crap flying around the internet go without reply. I'm not going to state opinions here--I'm only going to give you facts, so that you can avoid being brainwashed by the media in either direction. Here are the extra fragments that I simply must release before I lose my mind...
***Okay, so I quit Facebook, but I wasn't smart enough to avoid Talk Radio (Yeah, I know, I know) so I heard some absolute bullshit tonight and just have to refute it. Any peabrain can google Wisconsin teacher salaries and learn that contrary to what one talk show host reported over and over today, the average teacher salary in Wisconsin is NOT $90,000; it's about half that. I have never complained about my salary.
***Does anyone know of a single teacher in this world who is allowed to take a student on a field trip without parental permission? Do you think the students who attended the rallies in Madison this week were dragged? Tricked? Please. Madison is the most liberal city in Wisconsin; any student at that rally was there with the 100% support of his/her democrat parent.
***It is a fact that all Wisconsin teachers do not object to increasing their contributions to their pensions or healthcare benefits. Some teachers, in fact, wholeheartedly support education reform in Wisconsin. I know--Shocking, right? If you thought all teachers supported keeping crappy teachers in their jobs, I'm happy to report that's not the case.
Are you a retail worker? Doctor? Waitress? Plumber? Does that mean you represent ALL people with the same job/career? I'm an individual. Average Joe/Jane has no idea how hard I work (or don't work), whether I support (or don't support) this bill, or what I think of the teachers union. PLEASE refute overgeneralizations about Wisconsin "teachers" (or any teachers, for that matter) when you hear people spouting off.
You may be glad (or up in arms) that I got a massage today. Could I afford it financially? No. It was an investment in my mental health, and so was this post, so thanks for reading.