Friday, February 25, 2011

Nailing It Down

When we did the piece on the teachers' union general counsel's speech admitting that the NEA was "just all about POWER", there was no absolutely certain attribution available.

Now, However, Andrew Breitbart has provided a very good video.


If it fails to be "clickable", then PLEASE Copy & aste! You will be glad you did !

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Raw Truth On Teachers' Union "Ideals"

Seminal policy struggles always involve a lot of bullspit and heravy breathing about "ideals" and "goals and ambitions".

So it is with the struggle of those who hope to rein in the asphyxiating death of public education at the hands of public sector unions such as the NEA.

Wisconsin's popular mandate to pass de-fanging legislation has brought about an alarming alliance of opposition fed by the White House and foreign SEIU thugs.

Now, Indiana, Ohio and Florida are fighting back also with limiting legislation aimed at teachers' and other public sector unions.

Since less than 11% of workers in the private sector are now unionized, this is a turning point in states' policy toward their organized employees.

In light of all this, I offer here a quote from the last speech given by Bob Chanin, for forty-plus years the General Counsel of the NEA, that largest of the teachers' unions. Mull this over when you decide where you stand in this nation-shattering revolution by taxpayers :

In his farewell address to the NEA convention in 2010, Mr. Chanin said the following:

"Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas; it is not because of the merit of our positions; it is not because we care about children more.. and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child.

"The NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them; the union that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees."

So much for the apple on the desk. It's all extortion of the tax receipts, and loyalty to "education employment"...NOT "teaching" or "building citizenry".

I smelled this in a University of Florida post-graduate "education" course (in which I mad an 'A') classroom in 1981.

Now they've been found out by the "simpelton suckers", the taxpayers.

As an aside, these unionized teachers know the score: nearly 40% of them in Milwaukee send their offspring to PRIVATE, (non-union) schools.

Thanks to the people of Wisconsin and Governor Scott Walker, we are now ALL privy to the motivation of the teachers' unions: Raw Power.