Accused Stranger Freed by Teacher Union Agreement

A teacher union member, accused of strangling a student, will receive full pay for the length of his suspension, along with other perks, according to a deal negotiated with teacher union officials.  This is a prime example of the harm monopoly bargaining engenders for students and for teachers themselves.

Michael P. Buffer has the story in the Wilkes Barre, PA Citizens Voice.

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District will pay Brian J. Fischer — a teacher suspended for grabbing a 12-year-old student by the neck — for lost wages and unused sick days from Feb. 27, 2018, to Feb. 7, 2019, minus five days without pay, according to an agreement with Fischer and the district’s teachers union.

Fischer agreed to five unpaid days and also agreed to retire at the end of the 2018-19 school year. The school board approved the agreement June 24.