Teachers Teaching? You Bet. But Not in School.

A number of public school teachers in Wisconsin are not happy. As a result, they decided to be sick today:

Madison schools were closed Wednesday as teachers planned a district-wide absence to attend protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to limit union bargaining.

District Superintendent Dan Nerad made the announcement at 11 p.m. Tuesday after 40 percent of the 2,600 members of the teachers union had called in sick and more were expected to do so.

Way to go, teachers.

Ann Althouse says it well:

Okay, now, everybody go to the demonstration! The kids won’t have school, but you can learn a lot of things outside of school. Some of these things are even taught by the teachers who are not there. For example, it’s okay to call in sick when you’re not actually sick, but you just have something that you think is really important.

“Remember, class, lying is a good thing, as long as you do it at the right time and for the right reason. The time is now and the reason is that Governor Walker is a big fat poopyhead. Now, open your books to page 124 . . . .”

Teachers do not have unions so that they may properly educate children. No, they have unions to ensure that they (the teachers) will continue to be employed no matter how poorly their pupils perform.