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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Gilda3 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 10:22 PM
As a retired teacher (two years), had I known then what I know now: I NEVER would have joined the union...NEVER! Every time there was an election, they always pushed the democratic candidate. It didn't matter whether the person was fit to hold office or not and republicans were never discussed. Then, of course, there are the dues...Ahh Yes, The Dues! The money I gave up in dues could've been better spent by me...those were MY hard-earned dollars! I hope the school districts across this nation see this story and start making plans to shut the unions down. Their days of misappropriating teachers' incomes are OVER!

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...