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“When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.”—Albert Shanker, past president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Looks like those teachers protesting in Wisconsin have taken Shanker’s quote to heart. Teachers in Madison, Wis., are calling in “sick” to work because they are upset over a proposed bill, which would put an end to collective bargaining and increase employee contributions to health care and pension funds.

Meanwhile the school children are left without a teacher.