MADISON (WKOW) -- An investigation finds school districts are firing more teachers since the collective bargaining law changes three years ago.
Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports there is no agency tracking how many teachers are let go, but Wisconsin's teachers' union and school board association report a noticeable increase in terminations and non-renewals.
Previously, union contracts required school boards to have proof of wrongdoing before firing a teacher and the case had to be reviewed. After Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 went into effect, those job protections were dissolved, restricting collective bargaining for most public employees.
Act 10's supporters say the law preventions unions from keeping districts from firing bad teachers, but opponents believe it opens the door to discrimination and arbitrary firings.
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