Kyle Olson

As EAGnews continues to gain prominence, our efforts are becoming more noticed by left-wing radicals and other wierdos who despise what we stand for.

And those fine folks have not been shy about sharing their views of our organization and work, particularly on our Facebook page.

“Yeah UNIONS are armed again and we will fight you greedy pigs till the end. Save Wisconsin teachers stop privet education,” Kirk Nutt wrote, apparently making reference to a union-driven lawsuit that has temporarily sidelined Act 10, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s sweeping education reform package.

And he wants to stop “privet” education? Perhaps that type of education could have improved his spelling skills. His Facebook page states he went to a government school.

Sandy Lang wrote, “What a waste of energy…..this page.” Who is making her read it?

Others resorted to insulting America’s K-12 students.

“How much should a person be paid to stand unarmed in a room with 50 juvenile delinquents, half of whom are gang members? Whatever they're getting, it's not enough,” Mike Summitt wrote.

John Egelkrout, a teacher for South St. Paul Schools, wrote, “Why don't you just say you hate teachers that have a brain and a backbone, and that you think teachers should make the same as Walmart greeters?”

At least Wal-Mart greeters can be fired if they do a bad job. We can’t say the same about a lot of tenured K-12 teachers, can we?

Meanwhile, someone named Heidelore Nanny Rock wrote verbatim, “UNIONS ARE GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY, IT PROTECTS THE WORKER. I BELIEVE IN PUPBLIC SCHOOLS, DID YOU ALL DID NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOLS?????? SO WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIM, UNDER BUSH, CLINTON, DADDY BUSH, REGAN THE SCHOOLS WERE THE SAME, SO WY ARE YOU NOW START BLAMING OBAMA??????? IT IS LIKE THIS COUNTRY WAS BORN WEN THIS PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE, BECAUSE ALL THE PROBLEM SEEM TO BE BLAMED ON OBAMA, WY???? IS IT BECAUSE HE IS A BLACK MAN?????? YOUR PICTURE TELLS THE TRUTH, FOR WHITE ONLY.....SKINHEADS, GET A JOB AND AN EDUCATION, NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR YOUR BIG MOUTH.”

Yikes. She makes a compelling case for protecting “privet” education.

Our favorite: Christopher L. O’Connor wrote, “[W]ithout unions, you got Government telling you what to do!”

Um, the teachers unions work hand-in-hand with government to trap children in far too many failing government schools. The unions have long been proponents of big, expensive and intrusive government, not the other way around.

In any case, we appreciate the dialog our work generates and we encourage those who disagree with us to share their opinions. Unlike many on the left, we believe in absolute free speech for everyone, even those with obvious spelling and grammatical challenges.


Kyle Olson

Kyle is founder of Education Action Group and EAGnews.org, a news service dedicated to education reform and school spending research, reporting, analysis and commentary.

He is co-author of Glenn Beck’s “Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education,” available at Amazon.com.

Kyle is a contributor to Townhall.com.

He has made appearances on the Fox News Channel, The Blaze, Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast.

Kyle likes talking about his family, as well as his favorite music. Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Johnny Cash are at the top of the list. He has attended 25 Bob Dylan shows.

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