Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 8:00 am (Updated: February 23, 8:58 am)
We are GRAVELY concerned about efforts under way at the state legislature to snuff out collective bargaining among Tennessee teachers.
Some would call this a pay issue, and, of course, it is to some extent.
But it is much, much more than that — and the outcome can have disturbing repercussions in every community in our state.
Anyone who remembers the days before collective bargaining knows that teacher hiring was largely politicized and nepotism ran rampant in school systems.
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