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Unions Tell Taxpayers: “We have no confidence in you.”

Donald512 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 7:48 PM
These damn teacher's unions balk as soon as they have to be held accountable for their results. If the students don't make the grade, the teacher can be dismissed - they don't like that. Apparently it's everybody's fault, except theirs, that students can't read, write or just about anything else they are taught. But, heavne forbid a school district wants them to pay more for their benefits - NO WAY. They should work in the private sector where they would most certainly pay 2X as much for their benefits and pay a higher "out of pocket". That's the problem with unions in the public sector, or for that matter anywhere, they take, take, take but don't ask them to give.
Mary509 Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 1:27 PM
I don't agree with most of what the teacher's unions do - but how do you expect a teacher in middle school to fix a problem in 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, 180 days a year, that their parents spent years 24x7 creating?

All over the country, union leaders are demanding that communities cough up extra cash to help “make teachers whole.” And unions around the country are testing the waters with teachers by asking teachers in budget stricken districts to vote “no confidence” in the community to send a message to taxpayers to cough up cash or else.

The “or else?”

Strike.      

Never mind making communities whole; those communities can never be whole under Obama.

As cash-strapped municipalities deal with declining tax revenues and too-rosy assumptions made by administrators and union officials, teachers unions are stamping their feet, holding their breath and...