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Posted on 07/08/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by wintertime
Things are looking grim for teachers unions. The National Education Association (NEA) membership has declined by more than 100,000 since 2010, and the unions own projections indicate that within two more years it could have lost a total of 308,000 full-time teachers and other workers. This would represent a 16% drop in membership from 2010.
Its not simply member numbers at stake, but the dues each member provides. If projections are correct, then the NEA budget will decline 18% and theyll have $65 million less to work with.
Greg Toppo of USA Today reports that the NEA explains the unprecedented membership losses on a combination of long-term factors such as the expansion of online learning and changing teacher demographics. While they acknowledge things are unlikely to ever return to the way they were, the NEA remains unbowed.
Large and intractable institutions can lose their legitimacy and public acceptance seemingly overnight. Government schooling is not an exception. Other examples include the Catholic Church and the Reformation, the American Revolution, slavery, and Jim Crow.
Hopefully, Americans, and their government representatives, are becoming aware of the following:
--Fundamentally, government schools can NOT be religiously neutral.
--Fundamentally, government schools will establish the religious worldview of the most powerful political faction ( currently godless).
--Fundamentally, citizens are under police and court threat to pay taxes for a non-neutral religious, political, and cultural worldveiw they may find abhorrent.
--Fundamentally, unless a parent can ransom their children by way of private schooling or home schooling their child will be indoctrinated in the government established religious. political, and cultural worldview.
--Fundamentally, government schools are a compulsory, single-payer, and socialist entitlement.
--Fundamentally, government schooling is a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination.
--Fundamentally, children who attend government schools will learn to think and reason godlessly. They must just to cooperate in the classroom. How could it be otherwise? And...They risk learning to be comfortable with government compulsion and socialism. Why? Answer: Because any voting mob powerful enough to give them tuition-free schooling is powerful enough to give them **lots** of free stuff and force them to use it.
Unions are toast, they heralded the revolution for equality, and since that is a cruel joke upon man they are the next to be blamed for failure. Done
I’ll bet there are still a lot of teachers in this country who would rather teach the kids than to indoctrinate them for the DNC. I met one of them from New Mexico while standing in a line at a recent NASCAR race. She said she retired because she just couldn’t put up with the BS anymore. She reminded me of one of the teachers I had when I was a kid many, many moons ago.
I don't know.
Does that match the total in prison for molesting their students?
People keep sending their children to Government schools and you propogate more of the liberal garbage. Even private and Religious schools need to be investigated for liberal taint. But the decline of NEA Union membership is a positive step.
I admire those that home school, it is a difficult but it helps society as well as your children.
How am I doing that? Did you mean to say this?
They are declining because they have served their purpose. They have done the damage needed to allow the marxists to win...and they have. There is only one step in the marxist takeover remaining, where people like us get visited between 3 and 4 in the morning and exterminated.
They would kill us if they could. They just can't get away with it ...( yet.)
Sorry, not >you< but the general populace that support the government schools by sending their child to the public schools.
People in general are supporting public schools, in the fantasy that their public school is different, and not like the bad ones that push liberal thought into kids heads.
Please excuse my prior direction of the personal pronoun, and exchange it for a general admonition of persons whom have and do send their child off to the public indoctorination centers we know as public school.
“They would kill us if they could. They just can’t get away with it ...( yet.)”
...never, if we protect ourselves and our 2nd Amendment rights (NOT priviledges, RIGHTS!)
It is time to keep our powder dry...
Wells, yes, But ironically Al did give a damn about students, and cared much less about the fortunes of democratic politicians. Todays union leaders are more interested lobbying politicians for greater expenditures on the public schools, and paying themselves very large salaries, commensurate, of course, with the very large salaries of their true peers, school administrators.
No, I don't believe there has been any decline in the number of public school students. It's due, in part, to states like Wisconsin that have stopped collecting union dues thus making them voluntary.
Even well-educated parents have only a passing interest in their public schools. Once their own kids are through, they pay almost no attention to what goes on.
Personally, I can read the mind of God, but I expect he is mightily angry with American Christians for doing three things:
— Allowing abortion to continue ( both voters and representatives) .
— Sending Christian children into godless schools where 85% will not be active in their faith 2 years after graduating from high school.
— Christian teachers who WILLINGLY seek work in, cooperate with, and establish the godless government school worldview every day that they teach there. These so-called Christians are willing teaching children to think and reason godlessly!
That should read: Can NOT read the mind of God.
Well....What are they? In a coma?
In some states the school taxes on home property are in the FIVE FIGURES! That should interest them.
The true cost of godless socialist-entitlment government schooling: ( A powerful video)
I doubt it. It's possible that government school usage as a percentage of total students has fallen somewhat, but I think headcounts are still increasing in the aggregate. I believe the union membership statistics reflect, as the article indicates, that more states are allowing teachers to avoid union membership. There may also be some geographic trends regarding AFT vs. NEA, rather like SAT vs. ACT.
Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. - Milton Friedman
Theyve bought the myth that the public schools are the foundation of our prosperity. BESIDES, property taxes are much less than the price of a private school. , and their own kids are able to isolate themselves from most of the negativity by taking the right classes and engaging in the right activities. In addition to that, many schools are virtual palaces, with all the luxuries of private colleges. They tolerate the taxes because it helps keep up property values in their district.