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Union Power Hurts Students

Well it’s over, and the tax payers of WI have won a great victory

In a quick turn of events, Republican state senators in Wisconsin have successfully pushed through a provision stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights by separating it from Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill.

Before the votes, Democratic Sens. Bob Jauch said if Republicans “chose to ram this bill through in this fashion, it will be to their political peril. They’re changing the rules. They will inflame a very frustrated public.”

Mr. Jauch is correct that the public is frustrated and becoming inflamed, but not because of the ramming through of a bill that strikes at the heart of the Unions, but because the public is sick and tired of Unions holding them hostage while public sector workers get incredible pensions, are paid substantially more than the private sector and they perform poorly at their jobs.

Teachers are doing a demonstrably crappy job and it’s because of the union. It is virtually impossible to fire a teacher for poor performance, and the only sure way to get fired as a teacher is to rape a student.  There is absolutely no reason or incentive for teachers to perform at a high level, so they don’t.

It’s common knowledge that the United States is at the bottom of the heap when comparing test scores from around the world. Third world countries regularly outscore our kids, and yet teachers and the union continually whine that it is lack of money that is the problem. In the District of Columbia they spend $32,000 per child annually which makes it the most expensive AND the worst school system in the country. It’s pretty clear that money is not the issue.

What is at issue is power. Power over tax payers and our children. This isn’t my opinion; these are the facts as they were laid out by former NEA General Council Bob Chanin. He said “it is not because we care about children; it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child, NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power”. He went on to say that the students needs do not outweigh the needs of the employee and in fact it would be too high a price to pay. View video here. This explains why the union is against vouchers. They simply don’t care about the students and are protecting their power and money.

The next time you hear someone howl and demagogue tax cuts or teacher layoffs because it will affect students, know that the reality is they couldn’t care less about the students and it is only their power and wallets they are protecting while at the same time removing dollars from yours. Eliminating collective bargaining from the public sector workers is absolutely necessary.  Without it, poor teachers (there are many) will more easily be removed and replaced by more capable and caring teachers and the taxpayer will no longer be paying benefits and pensions fit for a king.

3 comments to Union Power Hurts Students

  • The teacher should concentrate to each student, if any, students ask the question relate to the lecture so teacher ought to give an answer to the learner rather than making fun for him/her in the class. Those guys who want to take an admission to that college or institute where they will be given the non fake college degrees in their desire faculty so that they can grow in their industry without any problem.

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  • scott

    Wonder if these Union members relize their Union signs with the Fist-Logo are the same logo of the Communist party?
    Wonder if these same members would still stand with the Unions if they knew the Communist Party and Marxist groups are in bed with the Unions?
    Unions are Un-American,..Unions are corrupt anti-Capitalist started by the Communist and the Mob

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