Intercepts

A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions.

Friday Matinee

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 18•11

As I write this, it’s 12:35 Pacific time. It has taken me more than five hours to read every major news stories - local and national - on the situation in Wisconsin. What’s left to say?

It’s a work of fate that this should have all broken out at the same time as Collaborpalooza. There is one critical thing upon which union hardliners and I wholeheartedly agree. We both want to know which side you are on.

In Wisconsin, the lines are clearly drawn. There is a lot of overblown rhetoric, but few people are being mealy-mouthed about the issue. The battle is over public sector collective bargaining and its costs. May the best man win.

However it turns out, we’ll all have clarity about which way we’re going. That is preferable to the bipartisan fog we’ve been living in for years.

Meanwhile, I’ve got a big bowl of popcorn ready.

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