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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Bill531 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 7:48 AM
I was an elected union official for 19 years (Calif.). I opposed every pay raise proposal in favor of better working conditions and benefits. HIGHER WAGES for union members mean nothing but more money for Union leaders to spend lavishly, unnecessarily, often going to political hacks. As for teacher unions, one national leader said the Union will "represent students when they are old enough to vote."

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.


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