Communication and Morale in Public Schools: The Effects of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill as Experienced by Public School Teachers in a High School
Holbrook, Megan M.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Fine Arts and Communication
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This body of research explored the effects of Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill on public school teachers in the state of Wisconsin. This bill was introduced in February of 2011 and passed in March of 2011. Effects that were expected included any possible change in the communication climate of the school, and any effects on an individual’s professional life, specifically, morale. This study utilized the phenomenological method and, through a series of thirteen recorded and carefully transcribed interviews of teachers at a typical public high school in central Wisconsin, thoughts and opinions surrounding the effects of the bill on the communication climate of the school and the morale of the teachers were identified.