Legislation to force teachers may be in the offing
The Chicago Teachers Union is voting on returning to classrooms beginning as early as this week. Madison’s public schools? Not a budge.
Blaska last week proposed withholding state aid for every day a school district does not make in-classroom education available to all its students as of a date certain. State Sen. Steve Nass is said to be trying to interest other Republican legislators in penalizing public schools, like Madison’s, that refuse to reopen for in-classroom education.
“Steve is working with other members to do exactly what you suggest,” his chief of staff told the Werkes. “The problem is too many Republicans are not wanting to pick that fight because they argue the Gov will veto.” To which Blaska says, dare Evers to do just that!
Iowa’s Republican Governor signed just such a bill into legislation last week.