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Union Activist Says Obama, Booker ‘Genetically Engineered to Divide and Negate Black Political Energies’

Right Wing Mom Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 10:18 AM
Kyle, would you please remember those teachers are a minority? Though I teach high school math and generally keep politics out of the classroom, I give each student on his 18th birthday a pocket copy of the Constitution and Declaration and tell them, "Welcome to adulthood. Our nation's future is in your hands." I support reasonable, targeted cuts to public education funding: the bureaucracy is insanely top-heavy. Every "reform" results in more paperwork, requiring more administrators and further impeding teacher's ability to teach. However, I am opposed to public vouchers for private schools. You and I have lived long enough to know that regulations WILL follow the acceptance of public money and destroy private schools too.
tibby2 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 10:48 AM
If those union teachers are in a minority within the union then perhaps it is time for the majority to wrest control of their union from that minority of radicals. Until that happens I will conclude that the majority of teachers are in favor of the radical agenda put forth by the teacher's unions.
Gayle__CO Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 11:03 AM
The majority of teachers could also withhold their union dues in order to make a statement of non-support. When I see that happen, I will believe that only a minority of teachers side with the union, as is claimed by Right Wing Mom.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 12:19 PM
with automatic,mandatory payroll deduction of union dues,it's impossible to withhold your dues in protest.
jvance Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 10:35 AM
you already get public money, what the heck are you talking about.!!!
At least with vouchers, kids could go to a school that does do a goog job of teaching, instead of being stuck in a school with crumy teachers.!!!

It’s becoming more obvious by the day that many teachers union activists are on the creepy radical fringe of American politics. They’re proudly on the outside and far to the left of the left-leaning Democratic Party.

How else can one explain the angry reaction of so many union activists when Democratic politicians endorse or accept a few government school reforms?

Take United Federation of Teachers activist Michael Fiorillo. He takes no prisoners when it comes to his analysis of those Democrats, like President Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who call for more accountability for public school teachers. He recently...