Tennessee moves toward ending collective bargaining for teachers

Democrats may soon be loading up those buses in Madison and heading their mobs toward Nashville. The Tennessee state senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to abolish collective bargaining with teachers. Tom Humphrey of Knoxnews.com reports:House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville hailed the Senate vote as a sign of legislative readiness to 'wrestle away control from the selfish interests of the unions and give it to parents and teachers.''This General Assembly has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw off the shackles of the union bosses and be a legitimate difference-maker in the classroom.'The bill can now go to the Senate floor as early as Feb. 23. The initial House vote has not yet been scheduled.More and more states are waking up to the reality that collective bargaining with public employees is wrong -- something recognized by no less a liberal icon than Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When unions make huge campaign contributions to politicians,...(Read Full Post)