Skip to comments.Unions push state legislatures for labor history courses
Posted on 06/15/2014 11:41:16 PM PDT by PoloSec
Unions and their allies are trying to flex their muscle in state legislatures, pushing for labor history to be included in social studies curriculum and hoping a new generation of high school students will one day be well-educated union members.
But the results are instead shaping up as a reminder of the tough political landscape faced by organized labor. In six states, opponents have pushed back against demands that teachers offer lessons about the first craft unions in the 19th century, the large-scale organizing drives that powered the growth of industrial unions in the 1930s, the rise of organized labor as a political machine and other highlights of America's union movement.
"It would be great if we can teach six weeks on the Irish potato famine, but it ain't going to happen," he said.
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So, would the proposed material include inconvenient facts like early unions being rabidly anti-immigrant (fearing cheap labor), and some were even whites-only (some of the early AFL chapters)?
Kinda doubt it.
Unions push state legislatures for labor history courses
If there is any time left, the students can study English, math (the new kind), revised history and a whole host of “modified” standard courses.
I’ll bet the graduating class of 2020 will really be prepared for the “real world.”
Maybe we can have entire college study programs on it, offering more useless degrees like Womyns Studies and Black Studies.
Heres the curriculum:
- How to Earn More Money for Less Work
- The Mafia and Unions; One and the Same?
- How Unions Destroyed the Auto Companies
- Public Sector Unions Destroy Detroit
- Arm Twisting and Leg breaking
- Astroturfing; The Art of Busing in Phony Demonstrators
- Intimidation: The Key to Increasing Union Membership
Nice post, for the first I’ve seen. Welcome to FR !
Yes, my first. Doubtful my last.