Thank you for posting the NY Times correction. The original teacher piece is a bunch of bs too. The teacher who claims to be the best of them all writes a fact correction piece that is loaded from start to finish with leftist activist agenda opinion. Even if the fact correction part were right, I would rate Walker's statement essentially true. The old system favored a failed experienced teacher over a successful new one. Attacking that defect is an applause line for Walker, and attack it he did!
Leftist fact checking requires name calling: "Anti-union Governor Scott Walker".
The teacher who didn't win outstanding teacher award, won "outstanding first-year teacher of the English language arts" award.
The teacher who wasn't laid off was in fact "issued a layoff notice".
Nothing like staying with facts, the union award winning teacher alleges: "Your tenure as Governor has demonstrated nothing less than a systematic attempt to dismantle public education."... and ... "you became the Governor of the State of Wisconsin bent on dismantling public education."
But the facts bear out that the entire Wisconsin system was billions in the hole before Walker took action and solvent today. The teacher's allegation were heavily debated and judged by the taxpayers, voters and owners of the state, and three times in a row the people of this blue state came down on the side of the Governor. I wouldn't want this leftist, activist, loose-canon teaching my children!
NY Times: 'What we published recklessly slamming Gov Scott Walker of Wisconsin (Gail Collins echoing this teacher) was false. We promise to be more nuanced and subtle next time.'
Good to see Crafty reading and posting from "Liberals Unite!" for us - so we won't have to.