Friday, June 8, 2012

School Reform: Badger Style

Upper Darby education activists take note: This is how they got more money to school programs in Wisconsin.
Places like the New Berlin school district, with its 4,700 students, have already reduced health-care costs by $2.3 million, retirement costs by $1.25 million, and other liabilities by $15 million. The district hired new staff, reduced class sizes, and added programs. The Shorewood district saved $537,000 simply by bidding out its health contract (previously run by a union outfit), and also reduced insurance premiums for its teachers.
Somehow, I don't expect the PSEA to support the sort of reforms the helped the Badger state get more money into the classroom.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dannytheman said...

It is just a matter of time. When the word spreads, State to State, this WIN will get noticed by other Governors.

I am just asking for parity in benefits and retirement to equal or close to equal the majority of the non public supported working people.

Parity.

June 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

There is little doubt that the PSEA will not support the type of initiatives that enabled New Berlin, WI school district to hire new teachers, reduce class sizes, and add programs. However, perhaps their success can be a wake-up call to the seated School Boards in Delco. Many of those who now serve as elected School Board members ran on a pledge of fiscal conservancy. So we can only hope that they will pay attenetion and use New Berlin as a case study of the benefits that inure to the students and taxpayers.

June 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy do we need something like this here!!!!

June 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM 

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