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[–]Zappiticas 260 points261 points  (16 children)

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.

[–]freakers 125 points126 points  (10 children)

What the actual fuck?

[–]Zappiticas 124 points125 points  (7 children)

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.

[–]firemage22 12 points13 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]Zappiticas 10 points11 points  (1 child)

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

[–]epichuntarz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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

[–]flee_market 23 points24 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]Mortambulist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Inquisitorsz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Their biggest enemy is education of the next generation

[–]fireinvestigator113Nebraska 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bevin is full on Trump.

[–]interkin3tic 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]SaddestClownTexas 2 points3 points  (3 children)

That passed?!?

[–]Zappiticas 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yep, Bevin signed it into law

[–]SaddestClownTexas 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Guess that's one way to kill education

[–]revolved 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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