Prop. 30 aftermath: Dan Walters channels CalWatchdog

Oct. 31, 2012

By Chris Reed

On Tuesday, CalWatchdog told readers that the idea the teachers unions would accept trigger cuts if Prop. 30 failed was ridiculous.

“Does anyone really think the California Teachers Association and its less brash little bro, the California Federation of Teachers, are going to stand for an 8 percent pay cut? When the most powerful political force in the state, by far, faces such a threat, guess what? It will come like a crazed wolverine after every last dollar of revenue available in Sacramento.”

Today, Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee agrees:

“What we do know is that his allies in the educational establishment, especially unions such as the California Teachers Association, have no intention of meekly accepting the trigger cuts, even if most school districts have already built that worst-case scenario into their current budgets.

“They would not only press Brown and the Legislature to reduce or eliminate the trigger cuts, but most likely would challenge their constitutionality in the courts, because the stakes are not just the 2012-13 fiscal and school years, but the shape of school finance for years to come.”

CalWatchdog: Setting the conventional wisdom in Sacramento!

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