WEAC: well at least our blatant and hypocritical partisanship is for the children!

Got this in my inbox today: a comparison of how Wisconsin schools fared in past years vs. this year, and a comparison of what WEAC – the state teacher’s union – said about those past years vs. this year.

FYI: those past years, there was a Democrat in office.

A Case Study: WEAC Then and Now

MADISON–Today Governor Walker’s office released a summary of what WEAC was saying about education in the last decade, along with a comparison to their recent comments.

“Schoolchildren are benefiting from Governor Walker’s education and budget reforms,” said Governor Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie. “It’s unfortunate that big government union bosses are refusing to do what is right for the children, which they could do by releasing survey data and bringing their rhetoric in line with their own results. While WEAC is scrambling to hide their own data, Governor Walker will continue to move Wisconsin forward.”

WEAC in 2003: Doyle Vows to Defend State’s Tradition of Great Schools

WEAC survey results in 2003: 69% of school districts laid off teachers, 68% of school districts increased class size, 73% of school districts increased student fees, 51% reduced extracurricular programs.

WEAC in 2005: VISIONS OF A “DOYLE-LESS” WORLD

WEAC survey results in 2005: 62% of school districts laid off teachers, 74% of school districts increased class size, 67% of school districts increased student fees, 54% of school districts reduced extracurricular programs.

WEAC in 2006: Doyle comes to the rescue for great schools, Wisconsin’s future

WEAC survey results from 2006: 62% of school districts laid off teachers, 75% of school districts increased class size, 67% of school districts increased student fees, 56% of school districts reduced extracurricular programs.

WEAC Now
WEAC in 2011
: Governor Walker is taking action to destroy our great state.

Survey results in 2011: 31% of school districts laid off teachers, 59% of school districts increased class size, 22% of school districts increased student fees, 8% of school districts reduced extracurricular programs.

WEAC president Mary Bell responded to Gov. Walker with ferocious logic:

…in an afternoon press call, Bell chastised Walker for what she called “a political attack using taxpayer resources.”

She noted the timing of Walker’s letter comes as school districts are beginning to announce budget cuts for next year. Districts must issue preliminary layoff notices to staff by the end of this month.

“Gov. Walker is playing political tricks on the public, using false logic to try to hide the true effects of his cuts on education,” Bell said.

By “false logic,” I can only assume she means: “cuts to education are far worse when made by Republicans than when made by Democrats! Far worse!”

(Posted by The TrogloPundit.)

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