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Why Liberals Hate Teachers

Kathy119 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 3:15 PM
Mark, first of all most of us are paying into social security for a paltry return that we will probably never see. And if you are married, you will collect benefits from your spouse from a system you never paid into. Congrats on your education but research shows that it doesn't improve your effectiveness as a teacher and other jobs don't pay more based on the education level or additional "units" or clock hours. Finally, aren't students held accountable through grades? I completely agree with you on parents-no reason not to require some effort from them. However, what do you do when they don't comply, throw the student out of school? That punishes them even more for their bad luck in the lottery of life.

Editor's note: This piece is excerpted from Mike Gallagher’s "50 Things Liberals Love to Hate."

If they Chicago teachers strike proves just one thing, it is this; liberals hate teachers. If you would permit me, let me explain this seemingly counterintuitive statement.

Liberals spend a whole lot of time trying to convince us they love teachers, but dig even skin deep into the matter and it becomes evident that liberals hate teachers. To understand just how much they hate teachers, consider the circumstances of their workplace. And compare it with yours and mine.

Think, for a minute, about what...