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I fucking wish Kentucky would do this. They recently passed a bill dealing with the sewer systems and added a rider to eliminate pensions for new teachers.

level 2
127 points · 5 months ago

What the actual fuck?

level 3

We have a very conservative legislature and a tea party, trump-lite fuck as a governor. Luckily the entire legislature is up for re-election this year and the governor next year. And it looks as though attacking teachers may be career suicide for them.

level 4

Yea the teachers are getting ready to protest, and not over raw pay (while still poo) but over their retirements.

Thing about teachers is as much as people demonize them when they get active they can out reach far more than any rich fucker.

level 5

They have already had multiple protests that shut down every school system in the state. Last Friday and the Friday before.

level 6

Not all schools were shut down, but a lot were, especially those close to the capitol.

level 4

When you attack teachers, you attack the future.

In this case, the future is being forced to act to protect itself from the past.

These old fucks will die off, but not nearly soon enough. And then we have to deal with their children and grandchildren.

level 5

TBF, an educated citizenry is not in their best interests.

level 5

Their biggest enemy is education of the next generation

level 4
4 points · 5 months ago

Bevin is full on Trump.

level 3

Pretty simple. Teachers' unions are strongly democrat, somewhat powerful and organized and one of the few remaining unions they haven't destroyed (the other big one being police unions which are strongly republican.)

Teachers in red states thus frequently receive random kicks from conservatives because they're "the enemy" and "Attack the enemy whenever possible at all costs" is pretty much the only motivation driving the GOP these days.

level 3
1 point · 5 months ago
level 2
3 points · 5 months ago

That passed?!?

level 3

Yep, Bevin signed it into law

level 4
3 points · 5 months ago

Guess that's one way to kill education

level 5

Seems like they just want to flush it down the drain and forget about it.

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