Monday, June 30, 2014

The Bizarro World...

The Supreme Court Just Dealt a Devastating Blow to Public Unions

You can read the article - but step back and review the facts.  The woman who brought the lawsuit is taking care of her disabled son at home in Illinois.  The Union wants to charge her dues, because that is a Union job.

Why did the Union think they could do that? Because the Supreme Court had previously said that was an okay thing to do.

Not any more.

But, its worse than that…"Public Unions like the American Federation of Teachers quickly derided the ruling.  "While the court upheld the importance of collective bargaining and unions to families and communities, let's be clear that working people, who have aspired to the middle class and tried to make a better life for their families, have taken it on the chin for years," AFT president Randi Weingarten said in a statement.  "The Roberts court has consistently ruled in favor of corporate interests, while diminishing the rights of labor…."

A woman taking care of her son at home, to the Left, is a "corporate interest."

Proving once again that the "teachers union" is about unions, not about teachers.



Friday, June 27, 2014

Family Reunions...

[Sorry for the low quality…but its too new to be HD]

Jack Bauer reunites a terrorist mother with her son…


 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Free Meals...

South Jersey Schools Worry New Free Meal Program Has Hidden Costs

"…But officials at many local schools…are also concerned that the new program could cost them other state or federal aid, and that some families could object to a possible new requirement that all families provide income information."

Currently, that is true, to get a free meal everyday for your child, you have to prove that you need it.  Imagine the horror!

"...Wildwood (New Jersey) has the highest local "identified student" rate at 61 percent and could get almost 100 percent of the meals reimbursed.  About 90 percent of K-8 students and 70 percent of high school students are in the free meal program now…"

These kids are learning all sorts of things to help them in the real world, such as, how to get a free lunch from the government.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Part of the Problem...

Eric Cantor Upset in Virginia GOP Primary to Tea Part Backed Challenger

"My thoughts are with him and his wife and their kids tonight," said John Boehner. EXACTLY! Boehner acts as if somebody died? They treat their elected representative position as if its part of their
family, and theirs to keep!

I'm not really anti-Cantor (although I would find it hard to vote for a guy with that voice), but I love the idea of throwing them out - even ones that I like, if they are there too long.

And then there's this:

Eric Cantor has long been the face of House Republican's extreme policies, debilitating disfunction and manufactured crises.  Tonight is a major victory for the tea party as they yet again pull the Republican Party further to the radical right," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

How can this buffoon say in one sentence that Cantor is the problem, he is extreme, and then welcome his loss as a Republican pull to the Right?  Nance, it was the Tea Party that tossed you out and made you "Minority" leader.

It would be nice to see a "toss them all out" campaign.  Some think it can't be done, that we need some senior people there.  That is a joke, and our current economic status, bureaucracy and elected largess is the punchline…

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tenure...

Why do teachers get "tenure"?  Why don't construction workers get tenure?  I know a lawyer who was laid off after years of working for the same company - why didn't he just get tenure.

Tenure, Firing Laws for California Teachers Tossed Out by Judge

And to boot, Democrat Secretary of Education Arne Duncan came out swinging in favor of the decision:

"The students who brought this lawsuit are, unfortunately, just nine out of millions of young people in America who are disadvantaged by laws, practices and systems that fail to identify and support our best teachers and match them with our neediest students.  Today's court decision is a mandate to fix these problems."

I don't know about matching the best teachers with the neediest students - but I do know that teaching should be like any other job - keep the good ones, get rid of the bad ones.