Forget Wisconsin. The Unions’ Biggest Loss Was in California
Pension reform will help cities balance budgets, but will their schools still be able to attract talented teachers?
By Andrew J. Rotherham for Time Magazine
Bad news for teachers and other public-sector employees: America is more than ready to cut your pensions and benefits. While most politicos had been focusing this week on the Wisconsin recall, an election 2,100 miles away in San Jose, Calif., may be a bigger harbinger of the kind of austerity voters are developing a taste for.