David4269 Wrote:
Jul 05, 2012 3:16 PM
Shanker, a former president of the United Federation of Teachers, the second largest teachers union, once said, "When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of schoolchildren." In his farewell address, NEA general Counsel Bob Chanin said, “It is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child” Teachers are naïve or stupid if they think a Union that doesn't care about the kids is going to care about them. But that fits nicely with another quote attributed to Union boss Shanker that, "..a lot of people who have been hired as teachers are basically not competent."