Friday, February 25, 2011

Quote of the Day

The showdown in Wisconsin over fringe benefits for public employees boils down to one number: 74.2. That's how many cents the public pays Milwaukee public-school teachers and other employees for retirement and health benefits for every dollar they receive in salary. The corresponding rate for employees of private firms is 24.3 cents.
Robert Costrell, Professor of Education Reform and Economics at the University of Arkansas, in today's Wall Street Journal.

1 comment:

Nicholas said...

What do you want to see happen with regard to public schoolteachers and te strength of their unions? Do you think there is any validity to their claims to need the rights their union membership earns them? What do you think would happen to the quality of people going into teaching if the career DID have similar benefits to private sector jobs?