If we needed any more evidence of the depths to which civic discourse has sunk in this society the mean-spirited and hurtful fliers distributed in Janesville this week pretty much seals the deal as far as we're concerned.

Some anonymous group decided to attack teachers by sending out fliers listing the salaries of Janesville teachers and suggesting parents go to a website to see if their teacher had signed a recall petition and then ask to have their children assigned to a "non-radical" teacher.

Remind me exactly what we will gain by demonizing teachers? And when did cowardly bullying become politically acceptable? The fliers amount to aggressive intimidation and show the lengths some people will go for political gain. The ignorance and incivility of these actions are truly sad.