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Louisiana Teachers Cancel Class to Protest Education Reform Bill
TheWeeklyStandard.com ^ | 4:08 PM, Mar 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/13/2012 6:25:35 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is moving ahead with education reform--but it isn't without controversy.

Later this week, on Wednesday and Thursday, education committees in both houses of the state legislature will be considering the governor's proposed package. The reforms include moving toward a voucher program, eliminating teacher tenure programs, and changes in teachers' pay.

And so, in response to these reforms even being considered, "at least three school districts are canceling classes and telling children to stay home to allow school employees the chance to lobby the legislature," according to Aaron Baer, the governor's deputy communications director.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: braking; education; publiceducation; publicschools; teachers
IF I had a student in one of those schools I would file a lawsuit toot sweet against the Union for denying my Child a full school year that I and everyone else is FORCED to pay for so some Union ASSWIPES can go try and extract even more taxpayer dollars we don't have!
1 posted on 03/13/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

Repeat after me, comrades: “it’s all for the children.”


2 posted on 03/13/2012 6:28:42 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Mad Dawgg

I think their pay checks should be adjusted to reflect unexcused time off.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Mad Dawgg

And teachers still can’t figure out why they get almost no respect these days.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 6:33:18 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Compare Bobby Jindal of Louisiana with Brian Sandoval of Nevada.
One is incorruptible, the other is corrupt (or maybe just cowardly).


5 posted on 03/13/2012 6:33:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MichaelCorleone
And teachers still can’t figure out why they get almost no respect these days.

They get the same kind of respect as city roofers, laborers, or electricians, etc.
The joke is, some teachers consider themselves "professional people", like accountants and lawyers, lol.

6 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nepeta
"I think their pay checks should be adjusted to reflect unexcused time off."

If I were in charge down there I would assure them their paychecks would be waiting for them when they returned...

Their last paycheck that is.

7 posted on 03/13/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
A potential Ronald Reagan moment.

Remember the illegal PATCO strike?

Reagan fired them all and found some more.

8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:41:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Mad Dawgg

No wonder public school kids are idiots. It’s harder than hell to get their idiot, union teachers to come to work.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 6:44:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: elkfersupper
"A potential Ronald Reagan moment."

The Country has went straight to hell since he last was in office.

Man do I miss him.

10 posted on 03/13/2012 6:44:31 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: elkfersupper
For those too young to remember, PATCO was the aircraft controllers union.

All gone one day, replaced the next.

11 posted on 03/13/2012 6:46:24 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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I'm not sure I get your inference. I have known semi
literate laborers with a very high level of integrity and
honesty that deserve much more respect than most lawyers I
know.
12 posted on 03/13/2012 6:58:18 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Louisiana Teachers Cancel Class to Protest Education Reform Bill

I can't think of a better reason to fire them all and replace them.

If they aren't yet smart enough to figure out who is the master and who is the servant (as in 'public servant'), they have no business teaching our children.

13 posted on 03/13/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Mad Dawgg

If I were the governor I would request every county’s District Attorney to indict and prosecute those who participate.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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"If I were the governor I would request every county’s District Attorney to indict and prosecute those who participate."

That would be nice but I believe that is one of those big no no's. Supposed to have separation of powers and such. See the Attorneys responsible for Bringing forth a prosecution are usually Elected So you can't have One Elected official Dictating to another whom to prosecute.

15 posted on 03/13/2012 8:12:47 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

That’s true. But that is why I wrote that he should request them to do it, he could not compel them to do it.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:31 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: CrazyIvan
I'm not sure I get your inference. I have known semi literate laborers with a very high level of integrity and honesty that deserve much more respect than most lawyers I know

I wasn't clear. I reread my own post and it sounded a little snotty. Sorry.
I agree with you. Having once been a "laborer" myself, and having a large extended family that includes many laborers (in the generic sense - outdoor, non-office types), I absolutely have more respect for most of them than I do for most lawyers. Or for most teachers.

My point was that the teachers union's own reference to "the teaching profession" is horse manure since so many teachers prefer to behave like thugs. In my own area, for example, teachers are on strike and vandalizing cars. Google "Neshaminy teachers strike vandalism" and check it out if you wish.

FRegards,
LH

17 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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And so, in response to these reforms even being considered, "at least three school districts are canceling classes and telling children to stay home to allow school employees the chance to lobby the legislature," according to Aaron Baer, the governor's deputy communications director.

As I recall Ronaldus Maximus fired all the air traffic controllers over a stunt like this. There is precedent.

18 posted on 03/13/2012 8:45:03 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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"city roofers, laborers, or electricians"

don't compare hard working skilled American workers to teachers....

one group isn't afraid to work a full week,a full year, and the other protests if they have to work an extra hour....

why is there such contempt for the salt of the earth workers....they're far better than most "professionals"....their values....their work ethic...

I dare most people to even try roofing for a hot afternoon.....or to work with high voltage electricity and just hope they know their wires....

teachers aren't respected because like nurses, they are considered a quasi "vocation" not just any old job, yet they treat it like its their own little gold mine....

19 posted on 03/13/2012 10:47:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Mad Dawgg
That's truly ridiculous. Their job is to teach; their bodies should be in those classrooms teaching.

One assumes now the students' school year will be needlessly extended to make up for this lost instruction time. Who will cover the childcare for parents working while the child is normally in school or will lost wages be covered ?

20 posted on 03/14/2012 3:02:22 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Lancey Howard
“I wasn't clear. I reread my own post and it sounded a little snotty. Sorry.
I agree with you. Having once been a “laborer” myself, and having a large extended family that includes many laborers (in the generic sense - outdoor, non-office types), I absolutely have more respect for most of them than I do for most lawyers. Or for most teachers.

My point was that the teachers union's own reference to “the teaching profession” is horse manure since so many teachers prefer to behave like thugs. In my own area, for example, teachers are on strike and vandalizing cars. Google “Neshaminy teachers strike vandalism” and check it out if you wish.”

Having run the bus department for a public school and been
looked down on because I actually got my hands dirty I'm a
little sensitized. That said, the reason I questioned your
original comment was that I have read several of your posts
in the past and the statement seemed out of character for
you. (take that as a compliment)

21 posted on 03/14/2012 7:41:16 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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