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1012, 21 Jan 17

West Bend School Superintendent Slaps Down Union Propaganda

This is hilarious. The West Bend School Board dipped its toe into Act 10 a few years ago by integrating teacher scorecards into the teacher compensation system. Essentially, it is an effort to tie teacher compensation to teacher performance. The teachers’ union, West Bend Education Association (WBEA), hate tying pay to performance. They prefer the old compensation system where compensation is a factor of getting older and getting more degrees, whether the degree is needed for the job or not.

One of the ways that the union has been attacking the new compensation system is by bemoaning its cost. To that end, last week they released a “cost estimate” for the teacher scorecards that was based on uneducated (ironically) and uninformed guesses. It was comical.

Yesterday, the Superintendent smacked them down. Here is a comparison of their propaganda versus the actual numbers:


Read the superintendent’s full statement at the Washington County Insider.

Funny stuff. I can’t wait to see the union’s response.


1012, 21 January 2017


  1. penquin

    Conducting the evaluations cost absolutely NOTHING? There are zero costs associated with calculating the scorecards? Hmmm….I call shenanigans.

    And tying teacher’s pay to their performance is great for the voucher schools which are allowed to pick&choose exactly which students are allowed into their classrooms…not such a great thing for the public schools which must take every child that shows up on the doorstep. Too many parents look at school as nothing more than a daycare, and if they don’t give a crap about their kid’s education then there is little the teacher can do.

  2. Paul

    Apparently incremental cost is lost on potheads like you. FOAD.

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