Skip to comments.New national chief of teachers union calls for full-service schools/ Randi Weingarten is lesbian
Posted on 07/20/2008 9:25:34 AM PDT by wintertime
The newly elected head of the nation's largest teachers union on Monday called on school districts nationwide to create community schools that would offer services to students and their families ranging from health care to recreation.
Speaking to about 3,300 conventioneers at Navy Pier, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said minority students need the help to bridge the achievement gap between them and their white counterparts.
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1) Homosexuals are invading the nation's government K-12 schools. ( Homosexuals hire other homosexuals!)
2) I have previously joked that the real goal of the NEA is to snatch newborns from the mother's arms in the delivery room. The NEA could staff newborn schools. Why? Because some parents might abuse their children and fail to get their teeth fixed.
‘Our attempts at indoctrination have been partially unsuccessful to the the fact that we let them go elsewhere for these services comrades...’
should be ‘due to the fact’. I blame it on my thumb this time.
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Just an excuse for taking children from the influence of parents and subjecting them to the influence of a full staff of leftist, anti-freedom, anti-family, anti-values promoters of non-heterosexual unions.
Just another small step towards implimenting it for everyone. It's for the (poor, underprivileged, abused, minority) children. Then they'll just expand the definition of *poor, underprivileged, abused, and minority* until it encompasses everyone.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2048246/posts It's all about control.
They'll know that they've really succeeded when the public schools have merged with Planned Parenthood. Of course, as they abort the babies produced by the immorality of their teachings, they'll feel a pang of failure in the knowledge that they didn't succeed at turning all the kids into homosexuals...
I can't believe anybody would use Washington D.C. as a an example of how to administrate a school district.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2048246/posts link didn’t work
Satan & Company's greatest success towards this goal has been to knock white achievement down.
One of the planks of the Communist Party from the beginning.
Also...Marxists and homosexuals have thoroughly infiltrated our government schools. Parents are just not aware of it yet.
Trying to build her own little kingdowm, isn't she?
That's the religion of all Marxists. Their religion is to build the kingdom of human perfection on earth.
Shades of Red China!
I’d like to see her compete on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”
Shades of Red China! ( proudofthesouth )
Parents did **not** put Weingarten where she is. Legislators didn't either. Voters had nothing to do with it.
Only ***ONE** group of people is **completely** responsible for Weingarten being elected to head the NEA! Those people are **TEACHERS**!!!!
We are supposed to respect and support teachers for doing this? We are to treat them like they were self-sacrificing Mother Teresas? I don't think so.
Now....For posting the above **obvious** FACT, I will be called a teacher basher. Well, government school defenders...Flame Away!
it is time to fight the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTERS - Formerly Known as the PUBLIC/GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS. It is up to you to tell the SOCIALISTS that you are going to fight back.
If you don't do it, who will??? If you want your kids to be nice little SOCIALISTS, let them stay in the Socialist INDOCTRINE CENTERS. If you want them to be Freedom Loving AMERICANS -- Home school them. Yes, parents, if not YOU who will??
Yes, I know some can't homeschool - ie single moms - and dads, but yes, you can. Ask around your nieghborhood if there are homeschoolers, and see if you can get your kids into it.
Time for YOUNG AMERICANS to fight back against CREEPING SOCIALISM that the TRASH in Washington (including Obama who wants a secret police) are trying to force DOWN OUR THROATS!!
Lets fight for our RIGHTS!!
“- - - and in this room, Comrade, we have the babies in bottles.”
We need to fight the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTERS -- not wiether someone is GAY! Yes, that shouldn't be an issue. As Martin Luther King said, "the chacter of themself, not the color of their skin. And gays (I have 3 friends who are gay teens) should be judged by their character - not if they are GAY or NOT.
Say no to the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTERS!!!
I can't believe anybody would use Washington D.C. as a an example of how to administrate a school district.
Or Chicago, Philadelphia, New York or any PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!
Parents + Homescolars = GREAT AMERICANS!!
kids + Teacher unions + government Schools = SOCIALISTS!!
Socialism kills freedom. Period.
How to stop it? Get the kiddos out of the schools would be a good first step. The homosexuals are in the school hierarchy and your kids are the target. They are NOT tolerant of hetero’s at all. They want fresh meat for their expanding needs and power.
Socialism kills freedom.
This is something a lot of people COULD do, if there is the will.
She flunked NURSERY SCHOOL!!! :-)
I remember a few years ago, I believe it was the head of the NY Teachers Union got asked a basic math question, and she had no clue. They’re not even educators, they’re hacks. I’d think the head of a teachers union should be darn educated, at least be capable of substitute teaching through high school grades.
This program sounds a bit like what your solution for failing schools filled with children from disfunctional families...replace the disfunctional families...keep the kids off the street with extended day and/or year as the KIPP schools do.
I agree that teachers elected Randi Weingarten, but feel the need to point out that only teachers who are members of the NEA did so — in many states, teachers belong to the NEA only because they are required to do so as a condition of employment.
Some teachers who are required to join the union (including some FReeper teachers!) are fighting the NEA’s liberal agenda, and in states such as mine, many teachers do not belong to the NEA because we aren’t required to and we disagree with its positions.
Only ***ONE** group of people is **completely** responsible for Weingarten being elected to head the NEA!
While I do not deny the many similarities between the two groups, the AFT is NOT the NEA.
That you are willing to make such an obvious mistake, in regard to an article YOU posted leaves me shaking my head. I do not believe you would permit one of your so-called "government school defenders" to slide on such an obvious error.
Gays are taking over many local and county govts too.
I see it as just another grab for more money for govt employees.
How are they going to provide all of this????? More taxes!!!!!!!!
It’s time to end government involvement in education. To begin, parents should send their children to private schools instead of the socialist public school system. Not enough private schools? Don’t worry, if there is a demand for a product, education companies will be created or be expanded to meet the demand. Eventually the public schools will close due to lack of customers. In most locations, this would cut state and local taxes by 50%.
Would half of your state and local taxes pay the tuition for a year at a private school?
The academically strong private schools in this area (even the church supported ones) charge more in tuition than the average per-pupil price of the public schools.
There is one big difference between what I advocate for children in dysfunctional homes and what Weingarten is proposing.
I am aiming for a completely privatized system of K-12 education. In a private system some children would be homeschooled. Some would use on-line programs. There would be dame schools and one room school houses. Some larger day care centers would offer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. There would be Waldon schools, Montessori schools, and Challenger Schools. Some children would attend boarding schools, and others would attend the typical brick and mortar (prison-like) school. Parents would be completely free to choose the schooling that best suits their child's needs and that would be most convenient for the family.
The KIPP model of schooling would be one of likely hundreds of options open to parents.
Weingarten is essentially prescribing a one-size-fits-all cradle to grave communistic welfare system for all children.
In New Jersey and New York, I don't doubt it, because those are the top two states in per-pupil spending in the country.
I'm curious, though....there is also a higher percentage of Catholics in that area than in this area. Do the dioceses subsidize the churches where you are? Does that account for some of the difference?
....as long as they could afford it.
....as long as they could afford it.
Why is education special? Why not nationalize grocery stores, farms, clothing, shoes, houses?
No one in America needs to go homeless or hungry. If we take care of the above in the free market with vouchers ( food stamps and Section 8 housing) we could do the same with the poor.
In my opinion private vouchers could eventually educate the poor. But...Surely you don’t think that Americans are stingy do you?
In 2005 the average public school expenditure in the US was $8,700 per pupil. Many states were over $10,000, with NY being about $14,000. So yes, in general the savings would be sufficient to pay for a private education, although I suppose some parents might have to give up one of their BMW’s, or stop spending a couple of thousand a year on tobacco and alcohol, or scale back on other discretionary spending.
But the real issue is quality. Public schools are dominated by leftists who want to brainwash our children. Public schools are not competitive, and they attract and keep poor teachers. Education as a private enterprise offers the same benefits as other private enterprise: freedom of choice, competition for customers, and therefore high quality. The success of the American economy is driven by capitalism and freedom, not by government bureaucracy and a socialist agenda.
It sort of reminds me of the way students were educated (or not) in the South 100 years ago...
IOW, if it had worked really well I doubt we'd have adopted the present system...but everything in education seems to swing from one extreme to the other, even if the "middle ground" works best, so maybe it's time for another swing.
not wiether someone is GAY! Yes, that shouldn’t be an issue. As Martin Luther King said, “the chacter of themself, not the color of their skin. And gays (I have 3 friends who are gay teens) should be judged by their character - not if they are GAY or NOT.
Some people consider homosexuality and lesbianism to be character issues.
I will try to remember that.
A hundred years ago the U.S. would be considered a third world nation by today's standards. A hundred years ago 4 generations of the du Pont family lived stuffed in a house that would be considered average by today's building standards. The du Ponts were the richest family in Delaware 100 years ago.
So...Comparing living standards of today with those of 100 years ago is comparing apples to oranges.
In the 1890’s my great grandmother was married at age 15. For her wedding her family gave her a pair of **real** shoes...and..this was a successful ** middle class** family in upstate New York!
Given the poverty, yes, I think Americans did very well educating their children. My great grandfather owned a livery and shipping business. His son ( my grandfather) was an assistant to the manager of Exide batteries. My mother's father was the general manager of the nation's largest toy companies. And...none of these men went to college. I doubt if they went to high school.
I agree, provided they are not of the homosexual militants who are trying to force everyone to tow the homosexual P.C. line. There are homosexuals who are **very** aggressive and and gays have been responsible for having Christians fired from jobs just because they are Christian.
So...When it comes to homosexuals in the government schools I am **very** suspicious. I believe they are entering education in large numbers and their goal is indoctrination of the youth into accepting gay marriage, gay adoption, gays as foster parents, homosexual behavior as normal, tolerating transsexuals dress on the job, and in getting student to experiment in homosexual activity....etc.
I'm not comparing living standards; I'm comparing educational systems. Also, you'll notice I used a specific part of the country. The north had compulsory education laws sooner.
And...none of these men went to college. I doubt if they went to high school.
A high school education didn't become commonplace in most parts of the country until the Great Depression. At that time, teenagers were encouraged to go to high school in large part to keep them out of the labor market.
Even thirty years ago, someone could drop out of high school and have a chance at a good industrial job with chances of advancement. That's much more difficult now. A lot of the industrial jobs have gone overseas, and the employers that remain generally have higher standards. Where 30 years ago they might have trained you to do a job, now they expect you to come from tech school already trained.
If you don't have a high school education, you're pretty much stuck with those "jobs Americans won't do"....
I'd like to point out that a schoolteacher here made the same error.
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