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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Alan176 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 5:56 PM
Married to a third grade teacher. She worked much harder than I did as a nurse in surgery. In before the kids arrive and not home until well after. Papers to correct, grades to be entered. No time to do that stuff when kids are in school. Sure, she got holidays and summers. Imagine this in your own job... Teachers can't just leave the room and take that 15 min break that most states mandate. you know the law that says an employee gets a lunch and two 15 min breaks? She got a half hour lunch and that's it. So, there you are at your job. You go in at 7:30 and NEVER leave your desk-cubicle-whatever for the next 5 hrs. you get 30 mins to take care of lunch & personal business and repeat it for the afternoon.

The trouble with education in this country starts and ends with unions. They are out-of- touch museum relics, fitting for a day that used rotary presses to distribute the news, but wildly inappropriate for an age that‘s both wired and wireless.

Unions have prevented, and continue to prevent, much-needed reforms in education, public finance and government. They cultivate a sense of entitlement wholly out of order for the times, which call for more self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

Frankly, unions suck.

Really.

They suck the money out of our wallets; they suck productivity out of workers; and suck up all the leavings from the...