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    Filed at 2:54 pm under by dcobranchi

    Kentucky teachers have voted to go on strike over health care costs. One problem, though- it’s illegal for them to strike. Anyone want to give odds on whether the union thugs professional educational association will care?


    Comment by
    September 19th, 2004
    at 9:09 pm

    Some amusing quotes from the article:

    Jennifer Janney, single parent to 7-year-old Brooke, works up to 12 hours a day. But she’s willing to do whatever is necessary to care for her daughter if teachers do walk out.

    Janney says teachers “spend more time with our children every day than we do. If we’re not smart enough to homeschool our own children for two days, then we have no right to be parents in the first place.”

    But only for a couple days, mind you. She’s not smart enough to homeschool her kids all the time.

    Then there’s the argument from economic ignorance:

    Sherry Durbin depends on teachers for her special needs son, 16-year-old Bobby. “They make a very big difference,” she says. “But the teachers need to be able to paid what they’re worth. They are not paid what they’re worth.”

    And what are they worth, exactly? In a non-market economic system, it’s impossible to determine price except by government fiat–so the teachers are worth whatever the school board says their worth!

    The subject of this strike is rising health care costs. Why does the school district have an obligation to provide health insurance? Private businesses provide insurance because it’s a tax-deductible expense. But schools aren’t businesses–they don’t pay taxes or make a profit.

    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    September 19th, 2004
    at 9:10 pm

    My comments above. 🙂

    Comment by
    September 20th, 2004
    at 4:58 pm

    Most American’s are facing the same thing, higher costs and more out of pocket costs. Why do Kentucky teachers think taxpayers are supposed to keep subsidizing their insurance?

    It’s a delicate balance between teachers’ demands for lower premiums and out-of-pocket cost and the best interests of the kids.

    If the teachers were concerned about the best interest of the children…then the article wouldn’t have been printed.

    Comment by
    September 20th, 2004
    at 9:02 pm

    I had another thought about this article.

    If the teachers strike, they’re showing their students its okay to break rules and laws for money and benefits.

    I’ve read numerous articles how teachers blame the parents for student misbehavior, I suggest they look at themselves.