Bright orange post card in the mail today from the Labor Relations section of MPS asking for volunteers to be laid off. Horrible punctuation*, worse implications.
Further, I'll have more on this tomorrow, but I'll just note that the subhead to the editorial, "The teachers union and the Milwaukee School Board are still in negotiation over a new two-year contract," is only half true. The union has been waiting patiently for the district to come to the table more than once a month or less over the last two years.
* The first sentence, for example, "The proposed 2010-2011 budget, reduces the total number of teaching positions in the District."