From the Duluth News-Tribune;

“Wisconsin schools facing large rush of teacher retirements”

In all, 31 teachers have filed for retirement this year within the Superior school district, and two more have tendered their resignations. During a typical year, Stevens said, the district sees 15 to 20 retirements.

Of the 14 teachers announcing their retirement in April’s personnel report, Stevens said 10 told her they had not intended to retire before the changes to union benefits were announced.

So. I’m seeing this at UW, too. Lots of good teachers retiring, and not ashamed to say that Walker was part of their decision.

In one way, new teachers will cost less (for now), so maybe staffing won’t go down as far. Also, this isn’t Philadelphia, so it could be worse (which is such small praise).