Teachers Distressed Over Wis. Collective Bargaining
By: NPR Staff
September 6, 2011
As students head back to school, some unionized teachers in Wisconsin are saying they're not being well respected as workers. The state's legislature passed a law in March stripping public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights. Fifth grade teacher Hedy Eischeid says losing these rights negatively affects the quality of teaching, and she expects constant changes for the Fond du Lac school district where she works. Eischeid speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden.
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