Point 1: Very few of those in Wisconsin, and is not tied to benefits packages. In addition, you think a room full of 9 year-olds is going to be packing heat? Seriously?
Point 2: That’s not an issue of benefits packages, again. And oversensitive parents are oversensitive, and should be told that they have a rotten child who doesn’t do what he’s told. If it quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, and floats like a duck, it’s a duck. Some kids are just brats. That being said, that’s a systemic issue with society, not just with the teaching environment. It’s simply more pronounced there. Also, this is not a safety issue.
Point 3: Administrators need to administrate, just like managers manage. Potato potato. That just means those administrators need to be replaced. Leaders are meant to inspire and instill the desire to do well in their subordinates. If the Administrators are in the way, then they should be removed/reassigned and someone who can do the job should be put in their place. And again, how is this a safety issue?
Point 4: You mean like the parents of those kids are exposed to? The teachers are no more exposed than parents are. What are you going to do, have the kids bathe in low-dose radiation to kill all the little germs on their hands? Again, not related to benefits packages, and not something that can be included in “safety negotiations.”
Point 5: If you don’t have stress in your job, then you’re not working. I deal with massive amounts of stress every flipping day. I answer to not only my boss, my clients, and my teammates, but the state and federal governments as well. If I say one wrong thing, I could lose my job. Teachers enduring stress at work. Pfeh. Then change jobs if you don’t like it. They also get 3 months off away from the little monsters. You can’t tell me that they have massive amounts of stress in those months off.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy