We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Anyone else connecting this to what's going on in WI?
Teachers (for obvious reasons) have hidden behind academic credentialsim for years. Despite the fact that it offers no value to their position, they have clamored that it entitles them to a higher salary.
I can understand why they'd want a return on their investment of time and money...but in the end it was a mistake. Their mistake. Don't pawn that off on the rest of us.