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Union Activist Says Obama, Booker ‘Genetically Engineered to Divide and Negate Black Political Energies’

Berniefeh Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 10:49 AM
It is possible to have a proper balance between teacher's associations (not unions) and the school administration. We have it here in Nebraska. My wife was the president and chief negotiator for the local association for a few years. They have a contract which is fair to both sides and have not had a "strike" or "dispute" for over 5 decades. Incidentally, both she and I are conservative voters. Incidentally, these associations got started in the 30's when married teachers were being let go because they had a working spouse at home and one paycheck so a single teacher was kept instead. Hiring and firing was not being done on a merit basis.

It’s becoming more obvious by the day that many teachers union activists are on the creepy radical fringe of American politics. They’re proudly on the outside and far to the left of the left-leaning Democratic Party.

How else can one explain the angry reaction of so many union activists when Democratic politicians endorse or accept a few government school reforms?

Take United Federation of Teachers activist Michael Fiorillo. He takes no prisoners when it comes to his analysis of those Democrats, like President Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who call for more accountability for public school teachers. He recently...