Failing Teachers

Posted: February 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

What is a union? What is its purpose? I think this captures it well..

Directorblue: The goal of unions is to do the least work at the most cost.

Now think about that, and then think about teachers unions… those people paid to teach kids! They are in a constant battle to do the least work for the most money. You know like most politicians and our government !

Then think about the other issues with the Wisconsin scenario. The teachers are calling Scott Walker every name they can pull out of the sandbox. Why? Because he wants to save jobs, but it has a cost, and the teachers refuse to budge, they would rather jobs lost (surely not realizing it could be their own) vs negotiate. Also note teachers often are democrats, and most also support Obama.. yet did they realize the price for obamacare? Naw, they are in denial over that too. If you did not put the political pieces together, Walker is a Republican.

So what outlandish requests does Walker have, that has these teachers in such an uproar?

Under the governor’s proposal, unions still could represent workers, but they could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized. Only wages below the Consumer Price Index would be subject to collective bargaining, anything higher would have to be approved by referendum.

And for that the teachers are calling him Hitler & a dictator?

Protests sponsored by Obama…

President Obama, whose group Organizing for America, has bused in some of the nearly 70,000 protesters outside the state capitol on Saturday, last week called the bill “an assault on unions.”

Stage a protest, call named, hide from making decisions… How sad the politicians even went into hiding to avoid dealing with this. That alone says so much!

No excuses… (sadly some doctors felt sorry for them) 

Townhall: The physicians wore lab coats Saturday as they stood on a street corner and offered medical notes to the tens of thousands of protesters who paraded past them.

Of course they “justified” their actions… but wait, Walker is trying to save their jobs.. their incomes! Yet they are stressed because they are protesting against the person who is trying to save their jobs? The result, they are “stressed” and get sympathy for that (unneeded) stress!

“One of the biggest stresses in life is the threat of loss of income, loss of job, loss of health insurance. People have actually been getting ill from this, or they can’t sleep.”

The doctors who rubber stamped sick notes, were shocked when they felt the nationwide back lash for their improper actions.

Take a look at a school district in Rhode Island, that has suffered from high drop out rates, and low grad-rates. Less than 50% graduate, And this is not because the school is tough, when they show only 7% are proficient in math!

NY Times: Teachers acknowledge that change is needed — the school’s graduation rate is 48 percent, and only 7 percent of students are proficient in mathematics by 11th grade — but they say they are struggling against difficult odds.

Adding to that from Hot Air: a little article and video clip for a deplorable school district in Rhode Island. When the a school district had a proven track record of failure and drop-outs (see: RI Kids Count) .. All of the teachers were canned, but they were brought back with higher pay.

Note Parisi is the union rep, he does not see the drop out problem as the teacher’s responsibility?? Wow. Yet if you view other schools in the state of Rhode Island, there are a good number that have over a 90% graduation rate… so either children who have the misfortune of living in that school district have damaged brains, or hey it IS the teachers fault!

CNN: So in this town where the average income is $22,000 the average teacher is now making $76,000. What are the community members paying for?

James Parisi: The highest paid teachers are making about $76,000, which frankly I don’t think is enough for the committed professionals that are in that school district.

CNN: You had a 93% fail rate. That’s undeniable.

JP: And you think that’s caused by teacher’s actions?

CNN: Absolutely.

JP: I don’t think the teachers are responsible.

  1. Katie says:

    Fire them. If they refuse to work – fire them.

    Can you imagine being a parent in WI, who suddenly has to find childcare, because the spoiled teachers are throwing a hissy fit?

    ooooooo. They’re going to have to contribute money to their own healthcare premiums and pension. Wow. That has to hurt. Wait a second – we don’t even get a pension. And, ummm, 5% of premium costs for insurance – we should all be so lucky.

    Average wage of a WI state employee – $58K. Average wage of private sector – $38K.

    Spoiled, arrogant, lazy, selfish….. can we even call them “workers”? Because I think that is an insult to those who actually work.

    Oh – I see you included the RI situation, but did you hear that the DC judge is forcing the DC school districts to rehire their teachers, also, and to pay for the wages that they would have earned while fired. Given that the DC district is failing and broke, why should the taxpayers pay for work never even done? Heck, they are failing so miserably, maybe the DC teachers should pay their students for utterly failing them….

    • gypsy says:

      Oh definitely they can hardly be considered “workers”.. it is really sad what the education system has decayed into.

      I did not see the DC story..

      What a world…. to get paid for not working, for being in inept!

      And what a future… these kids will be (uneducated) adults, sigh!

  2. Katie says:

    Here is a link to a video from 4 days before Obama is elected. He proudly states that he will help paint the country purple, while at an SEIU rally.

    Yeah, we know that he is a thug. Yeah, we know that the union has him in his pocket…

    DC schools link

    Idiot judge is forcing the district to rehire 75 teachers + he is making the district pay the teachers for 2 years of no work. Average check that the teachers will receive for two years of no work – $100K. Now, tell me how a broke school district will pay for that one, without necessarily reducing the education of their students?

  3. Katie says:

    or how about this – SEIU (Trumka) speaks with the White House every day, while several cabinet members have not spoken with Obama ever (for at least two years…)

    • Gypsy says:

      Great clip Katie.. and gee why is that not top news? It should be.. this is the common thread for Obama.. he is not connected to the people in any way shape or form.. he does not care, he proves it time & again.. he is sticking to his agenda! And ONLY HIS Agenda, nothing else matters.. especially Americans!

  4. Katie says:

    2/3 of WI 8th graders are not proficient in reading….

    And, they spend more per pupil than any western state….

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