Teachers misbehave; students stay after school

Ah, remember the days when students who misbehaved in class had to stay after school and write "I will be good" 200 times? And if they were really bad, a parent had to come to school?

But what happens when the teachers misbehave as they did in Madison, playing sick and cutting classes to protest the changes in their collectively bargained compensation package, effectively closing down the school system?

According to an article in the Wisconsin State Journal , to fulfill the mandated hours of instruction lost when the teachers played hooky, illegally protesting, the school day will be extended by 20 minutes.

The agreement also ensures teachers with unexcused absences will not be paid for those days and that teachers who submitted fraudulent sick notes will be suspended.

Victory! The union agreed to this. And now the students will learn...something at last.