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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Bryce Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 5:53 PM
Generalizations like "those who can't, teach" and "teachers are lazy" get us nowhere. Surely we can agree that more conservative teachers would make a difference, right? Then let's get some more of those!
Loyd5 Wrote: Jul 09, 2012 10:04 AM
Conservative teachers have no more chance of surviving in a modern unionist environment than do conservative university professors. Conservative STUDENTS almost have to go underground to complete a university/college degree in most of our public universities and colleges today.
Rochesternative Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 9:40 PM
Bryce, I wish I could agree with you. The problem of teachers unions is actually located at the state dept of ed. What we (the teachers) need are 1. vocal parents who protest the union at the local and state level 2. People in state government who are willing to work against the union. 3. Strong vocal supporters of union-free charter schools, 4. Conservatives on the school board.
Now, conservatives in the schools...that would at least help with the bias found in many classrooms, but again, "become a teacher" is not a quicky job change. Even with a bachelors degree most states have MANY hoops to jump through to get basic certification and even more for a specialized type of position

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...