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Kicked Out of County, Darth Union Strikes Back

Tionico Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:29 PM
I actually think the problem with modern education is two fold.. first, FedGov got their mitts in the pie, meddling where the COnstitution does NOT allow it. Seconsd, unions got involved, making it a high paying cash cow and thus attracting low quality lazy people not really dedicated to the best for the kids. New policies and requirements came in from both of these entities, much of it make-work related, padding the bill so more teachers have to be hired, needing more "administrators" mostly administrating the high budgets and how to make them higher) and removing the decision making from the "customers" paying for the "product". Cutting both FedGov and the unions out of the picture will transform our education system.

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.

Note: This is an important update to a previous story about one county that kicked out it's public employees' union.     

The “or else?”

Strike.      

In Chicago, the teachers strike was preceded, as it has been elsewhere, by a token “vote of no confidence” circulated by the Chicago Teachers Union, an...