Friday, February 18, 2011

Damn, I think we’re becoming Greece

Watching the teachers picketing makes me think of the leader of the modern teacher’s movement Albert Shanker.  

Shanker led both the United Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers.  He famously said that "When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children."  Of course that attitude won him the American Medal of Freedom posthumously from President Bill Clinton in 1998.  Go figure. 

Of course that’s why teachers are screaming outside the legislature in Madison, Wisconsin instead of teaching.  I think that the next time I hear some teacher say “We’re doing this for the children” I’ll puke. 

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  1. I am almost positive the children are better off with these teachers out of the classroom.

  2. Amigo,

    Ditto here! "We're doing it for the children" has been the catchall phrase that liberals have used to advance their agendas for decades. The statistics claim otherwise. Teenage pregnancy, abortion, illiteracy, inability to do basic math, comprehension skills, and on and on.

    Teaching used to be a vocation, now it's a home for the demmeroids that can't get a job with a bullshit liberal arts. There are exceptions of course but again the statistics don't lie.

  3. The teachers that I talk to locally only have one solution - more money. Our county school system babysits 76,000 students annually for the low, low price of $1.13 Billion. The price tag is absurd. Privatize schools and education would be better and the price would drop dramatically.