Skip to comments.The Worst Union in America
Posted on 05/23/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by rhema
In 1962, as tensions ran high between school districts and unions across the country, members of the National Education Association gathered in Denver for the organizations 100th annual convention. Among the speakers was Arthur F. Corey, executive director of the California Teachers Association (CTA). The strike as a weapon for teachers is inappropriate, unprofessional, illegal, outmoded, and ineffective, Corey told the crowd. You cant go out on an illegal strike one day and expect to go back to your classroom and teach good citizenship the next.
Fast-forward nearly 50 years to May 2011, when the CTAnow the single most powerful special interest in Californiaorganized a State of Emergency week to agitate for higher taxes in one of the most overtaxed states in the nation. A CTA document suggested dozens of ways for teachers to protest, including following state legislators incessantly, attempting to close major transportation arteries, and boycotting companies, such as Microsoft, that backed education reform. The weeks centerpiece was an occupation of the state capitol by hundreds of teachers and student sympathizers from the Cal State University system, who clogged the buildings hallways and refused to leave. Police arrested nearly 100 demonstrators for trespassing, including thenCTA president David Sanchez. The protesting teachers had left their jobs behind, even though their students were undergoing important statewide tests that week. With the passage of 50 years, the CTAs notions of good citizenship had vanished.
So had high-quality public education in California. Seen as a national leader in the classroom during the 1950s and 1960s, the countrys largest state is today a laggard, competing with the likes of Mississippi and Washington, D.C., at the bottom of national rankings.
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All of the other unions came in tied for second.
The Teachers In Connecticut should Strike against their Union,The State Has Taken Away their Tenure so Why should they Keep Paying thier Union Dues? What has the Union Done for them? NOTHING! Teachers In Connecticut Unite and Throw Out the Scum Sucking Commie Denmocrat Union Dues!