To the Editor:
Last week the article about the 25 Green Bay WPS workers leaving for the Northeast to help restore power was just great. No surprise it wasn’t mentioned in our Green Bay Gazette paper.
These men and the other hundreds of cops, firemen, utility workers and other volunteers are true heroes. They said “Good-bye” to the family, “I’ll see you when the job is done.” In the case of the Green Bay WPS workers, it will be two weeks.
Then we have the zeroes. At the top of the list are the dozens of Green Bay teachers that held a red shirt protest meeting because they were asked to work an eight-hour day. They didn’t know how they could handle the hardship this would cause. Their union representative also gets a zero for shouting they want us to work for nothing.
More zeroes to the Milwaukee teachers that sued because they will no longer get free Viagra. I guess they work so hard and get so tired they need help.
Another zero to the head of the State Teachers Union. She was embarrassed on Fox radio when asked to name the school districts she claimed were so overcrowded the students didn’t have any chairs, no food for school lunch, teachers had to buy supplies and teachers were resigning by the dozens. She told Jerry Bader she would get back to him with the names of the districts. She didn’t because they don’t exist. She then refused his calls.
I give zero to Alan Borsuk and his article in the Milwaukee Journal that we have to give the teachers more respect. Another zero to Wisconsin Schools Superintendent Tony Evers for saying the same. Respect like that is earned, not given.
My last zeroes are the LUHS administration. These special people and their “We are educators and you are not” attitude is getting old. They thumbed their noses at us dumb taxpayers and now they give us the finger.
It really bugs me that between Green Bay and the Northwoods I invest over $2,500 a year in the school system and have for years. It’s not a good investment.
Our Green Bay schools spent 5.7 million two years ago on technology and will spend 1.4 million this year on upgrades. This includes 2,800 netbooks for grade schools. I agree with Dr. Savage that we are producing a generation of tech zombies.
Our high school grads will be able to use any gadget produced. I wonder how many will be able to complete an error-free letter of introduction for employment – maybe even a paragraph and, in some cases, a sentence.
Robert A. Johnson