Members of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association have reportedly signed pledges to “take bold action” against the district’s next budget. When questioned, the M-T-E-A head responded that teacher strikes aren’t legal under Wisconsin law. Other options could include a “sick-out,” where all teachers call in sick at the same time. Rumors are circulating that Milwaukee teachers will strike — despite the law. The current budget proposal for next year includes a reduction in benefits and a 15-percent cut in central services. The school board is expected to take action on the spending plan by the end of this month.