Ever wonder what is would be like to be the most HATED person in town?
Just ask any Wisconsin schoolteacher who has lived through the gales of hatred spewed by the majority of rabid supporters of Governor Walker and the Wisconsin Republican Party. Truth is that in Walker’s Wisconsin:
Teachers are the most HATED people in the state. No exceptions. No redemption. Forever.
Teaching and living in the cesspool of hatred that is Walker’s Wisconsin is an ugly proposition. Thousands of great teachers have fled either Walker’s Wisconsin or the teaching profession since Governor Walker broke the backs of teachers to fund tax cuts for his wealthy campaign donors. Our original intent in building this website was to tell the story of the hardships that teachers have endured since Act 10 and to guide teachers in finding good school districts to work in.
Now, six years after Act 10 working conditions for teachers in Walker’s Wisconsin have deteriorated so far that we can no longer encourage any teachers to stay in this state for their careers. Without the fair treatment of the collective bargaining laws, Walker’s Wisconsin is now the WORST state in America in which to teach. Bar none. The majority of Walker’s Wisconsin is an ugly place to work as a teacher and an ugly place to live as a teacher.
From our research tracking the changes that districts made to compensation and benefits since Act 10, we estimate that only 1 out of 10 school districts in Walker’s Wisconsin have salary systems and working conditions that encourage teachers to stay and build a career. With the odds of working in a good district so stacked against teachers, we now encourage all younger teachers to flee Walker’s Wisconsin as soon as possible, definitely within their first five years of teaching. We call this career plan the “Five and Flee” program.
We hope that you will find the information on this website helpful to:
- Find one of the 10% of school districts that are still great places to teach.
- Find which districts FIRE teachers after only one parent complaint.
- Find which districts have school board members that regularly use Board meetings to disparage teachers, calling teachers pieces of s##t, idiots, and threatening to line them up and beat them with a 2X4 if test scores didn’t rise. (all acceptable behavior towards teachers in Walker’s Wisconsin)
- Learn that Teacher Merit Pay = Dead End Job in Walker’s Wisconsin
- Find out which districts have massive turnover rates, often in excess of 75% since Act 10. (low pay, mean administrators, rabid teacher hating communities. Terrible places to teach and live.
If you found this website as part of your search for a teaching position in Wisconsin, we urge you to find another state where teachers are not demonized by the majority of residents and institutions. We urge you to pursue your career in states where quality educators are appreciated and welcomed into communities, not shunned as pariahs and treated as outcasts as teachers are in so many cities and towns in Walker’s Wisconsin.
As a teacher in Walker’s Wisconsin, you will spend the rest of your life apologizing for earning a $50,000 per year salary. Since Governor Walker made it acceptable to openly display HATRED towards teachers, living as a teacher in Walker’s Wisconsin is an absolute nightmare. Don’t even think about driving a vehicle under five years old in Walker’s Wisconsin, without having to endure daily harassment from community members that resent any economic gains or success that teachers are able to achieve.
Teachers face so many double standards in Walker’s Wisconsin; teachers have lost their jobs for displaying the “wrong” campaign sign on their front yard or for destroying a Walker campaign sign. Teachers who signed a recall petition against Governor Walker five years ago still face retaliation in the communities where they live and teach.
Walker’s Wisconsin has one of the most corrupt court systems in America, beginning with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Don’t expect to get a fair shake in a courtroom in Walker’s Wisconsin if you are not a registered Republican. Teachers get arrested and lose their livelihoods while Republicans can do the same thing and are not arrested or have any sanctions against them. In Walker’s Wisconsin, there are two systems of justice, laws for Republicans, and laws for everyone else.
Bumper sticker material five years ago, but still true today:
Friends Don’t Let Friends Teach in Walker’s Wisconsin
Love Teaching Again, Leave Walker’s Wisconsin
We hope you find the information that we have compiled on this website useful in finding one of the 10% of districts in Walker’s Wisconsin that are still good places to teach or cementing you decision to bypass Walker’s Wisconsin as a career destination.
Best wishes to you for a long and rewarding teaching career in a state that truly values dedicated professional educators.