Education IS the point when you talk about education! And teachers’ unions are about equalizing the field between those who produce good results versus the one who produce more pathetic performance.
In other words, today’s unions, as measured by what they DO not what they SAY, they are about
(1) union dues for union bosses and top-down rule,
(2) to contribute to political causes that get more money for them from you and me and
(3) to protect bad teachers,
(4) seniority without regard to quality education or results,
(5) supporting the super-rich elites’ political program (Darwinism, excising God from education, Gaia-based religion, dissolving bottoms-up republics in favor of the worldwide Orwellian “governance”,
(6) creating a monotonous monolithic institution that puts our next generation through a cookie-cutter view of the world..
..and that’s just a partial list…
The initial post for this thread of discussion was the pathetic performance of America’s school kids today.
No amount of noise and static will cover up the unavoidable fact that this pathetic performance reflects on the politicized government schools regime under which both politicians and teachers’ union bosses and some of the teachers use OUR children as political footballs.
That’s the problem with anything government sees fit to control. Everybody with a stake in such things now has to lobby for its interests. Socialist plutocrat zillionaires, corporate lobbyists and UNION lobbyists, with specific interests, now telescope down to what affects them and a piece of those entitlement programs, set-asides, research money, subsidies.
While meantime, there are pathetically few rich that are actually supporting free market principles, such as “Please don’t subsidize me”.
Private sector unions must consider the market forces that their employers must face, lest they price themselves out of the market.
Public sector unions can “go for broke” because governments have legal extortion power, they can gut everybody else’s bank accounts.
The politicized government school systems in the nation have seen themselves forced to improve their results because of the “threat” of competition that they are still trying to kill off. This is one of the direct measurable effects of the Jeb Bush “opportunity scholarship” program for poor kids in poor-performing schools, where one school that got an “F” before now is excelling.
And private schools do it with a lot less money.
Here is the gaping wide window into the soul of the topmost bosses of the biggest leftist operative organizations and their leaders and lackeys in the political arena:
Their opposition to vouchers exposes the fact that they want to rob the chance that the poor may have to get their kids a decent education.
25% of teachers in Washington and Baltimore send their own kids to PRIVATE schools. But they oppose vouchers for the kids they teach in those schools, whose parents cannot afford to take their kids out and many of whom, educated in those same schools, don’t know the difference.
“Private schools for my kids for me”, they do, “but not for thee”.
Proverbs 21:13 ¶Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Matthew 7:12 ¶Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Psalms 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.