Wednesday, April 27, 2011


When teachers were protesting in Wisconsin a few months ago, I was very strong in my condemnations. They were acting in violation of state law, lying about being sick so they'd still get paid while protesting. I was also aghast at the doctors who wrote them false "sick slips", in effect aiding and abetting the teachers' illegal behavior.

Well, some of those chickens are coming home to roost:
UW Health doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters at the Capitol in February face penalties up to a loss of pay and leadership positions, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health said Tuesday...

The Wisconsin Medical Society criticized the doctors’ actions, saying they threatened the public’s trust in the medical profession.

The Madison School District told teachers who turned in fraudulent sick notes to rescind them by last month or face discipline. The district received more than 1,000 notes from teachers during the protests.

If you don't come down hard on this kind of behavior, it will be repeated. Kudos to UW and to the school district.

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