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The Education Blob's Revenge

evie10 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 8:33 AM
The unions have enforcers who are there to keep the rank and file in line. Folks figure out after time the only ones getting ahead financially are the union bosses. As soon as that awakening happens, the membership will drop unless the enforcers drop by. The union bosses would have you believe the enforcers do not exist but I've run into a couple when I left a job in a union shop and, since I was moving out of state they approached me to try to scare me into continuing paying dues...would have been funny had they not been so threatening.
Michael 1068 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 1:01 PM
Yeah, us teachers, thugs all. It's like west side story out there if you cross us! I've got weapons in my pocket protector you can't even imagine. And you will get cut if you scab on us. What a joke.
Raider 39-33 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 2:15 PM
Nice reading comprehension, "teecher". Nowhere were teachers mentioned, union bosses were the subject of the post.
Michael 1068 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 2:29 PM
Sorry, Raider Nation ( How's that going ?), I got the idea somewhere that the article and ALL of the responses to it were related to the subject of schools and teacher's unions. Must have missed the part where the topic switched to Jimmie Hoffa. My bad. Props to your reading comprehesion too. Were you home schooled by chance?
Michael 1068 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 2:30 PM
Sorry, Raider Nation ( How's that going ?), I got the idea somewhere that the article and ALL of the responses to it were related to the subject of schools and teacher's unions. Must have missed the part where the topic switched to Jimmie Hoffa. My bad. Props to your reading comprehesion too. Were you home schooled by chance?
rickmcq Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 8:57 AM
And always remember that the teachers' unions have a strong media apparatus, which will funnel stories to local and national outlets whenever they need the Media to act as their public relations arm.
I wrote recently how teachers unions, parent-teacher associations and school bureaucrats form an education "Blob" that makes it hard to improve schools. They also take revenge on those who work around the Blob.

Here's one more sad example:

Ben Chavis, founder and principal of the American Indian Public Charter Schools, got permission to compete with the Blob in Oakland, Calif. Chavis vowed, "We'll outperform the other schools in five years." He did. Kids at the three schools he runs now have some of the highest test scores in California.

His schools excel even though the government spends less on them.

But Chavis paid his...