Thursday, December 08, 2011

Superintendent of Teacher in Walker Ad Says Ad is Complete Fiction: Lay-Offs Occurred in District

From our cousins at Uppity Wisconsin.

More lies from King Scotty.

Superintendent of Teacher in Walker Ad Says Ad is Complete Fiction: Lay-Offs Occurred in District | Uppity Wisconsin


Scott Walker has a new ad featuring Jeff Knutson, a fourth grade teacher in the Monona Grove school district. Knudson claims:

"When the state budget passed in Madison, a lot of us thought we might lose our jobs. We figured if we didn't get laid off, our class sizes would become unmanageable. But that, didn't happen."

This, according to Knutson's boss, Monona Grove superintendent Craig Gerlach, is simply false. Like nearly allschool districts in Wisconsin, Monona Grove has been forced to lay-off teachers and has experienced increases in class sizes:

"The numbers at Monona Grove clearly don't work. We struggled to put together a budget this year, we made significant cuts in terms of programs, laid-off teachers... we closed a building. Next year, quite frankly, will be brutal."





2 comments:

farquardt said...

Why would this teacher make such a fraudulent statement then? Does he not get that even though he may have kept his job this year, others have been affected both this year and next?

JPenterman said...

Just like at your workplace and mine, their are colleagues who are apathetic, misinformed or clueless on a host of important issues. This state of minds is affected by the size of the workplace and other conditions.