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The bottom line for teachers unions
Boston Globe ^ | May 22, 2003 | Jeff Jacoby

Posted on 05/22/2003 2:21:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:09:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

THE JAYSON BLAIR scandal at The New York Times has unleashed a flood of media coverage. Hundreds of stories, columns, and editorials have been printed and broadcast in the conventional media; dozens more have appeared on the Internet.

Yet nowhere in this gusher of news and comment can you find the views of The Newspaper Guild, one of the nation's largest media unions and the one that represents reporters at the Times. Neither Google nor Nexis turns up anything -- not a single article or transcript or Web post -- quoting a Guild official on the scandal's significance. No one seems to care about the union's reactions to the Blair affair, or its recommendations on how to prevent such ignominy in the future, or what it thinks the episode says about racial preferences in the newsroom.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: education; nea; teachers; union
NEA challenged on political outlays - Teacher's union fields "army of campaign workers"***"The evidence we've provided to the IRS comes directly from NEA documents and FEC records," Mr. Levin said. "I don't expect the NEA to confess guilt and volunteer the payment of millions of dollars in fines, but we do expect the IRS to audit these activities because the NEA's use of general revenue, collected from membership dues, to influence political campaigns is indisputable. The NEA's dissembling to the contrary."***

Teachers not underpaid, say analysts

1 posted on 05/22/2003 2:21:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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FL Teachers' Union paid for chief's opulent lifestyle - $2,000-a-night suite raised red flags
2 posted on 05/22/2003 2:25:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jodenkoekje
Unfortunately too many parents are flattered by "my child" bumper stickers so cleverly given out to slow parental inquiry. They all think some other district has the "problem."
Then when their A student can't pass the exit exams, it's too late.
4 posted on 05/22/2003 3:23:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Ban the teacher's unions' right to strike, and permit districts to fire any teacher that participates in a strike (similar to what Reagan did with the air traffic controllers in the 1980's). The stranglehold will be broken and "the children" (and the taxpayers) will benefit.

I can dream, can't I?? :-)

5 posted on 05/22/2003 3:29:36 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take back the word "liberal" from the commies!!)
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To: bassmaner
Tenure needs to go the way of dinosaurs.
6 posted on 05/22/2003 3:34:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Unions are special pleaders; no one mistakes them for impartial observers or disinterested honest brokers.

Except when it comes to teachers unions.

Amen. I've tried telling people exactly this, and typically eyes glaze over. There's always an assumption, somehow, that the NEA or the Mass. Federation of Teachers are looking out for the kids, which is, obviously, not their job!

7 posted on 05/22/2003 4:18:01 AM PDT by Lyford
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To: Lyford
Correct! Their job is looking out for their members - the teachers.
8 posted on 05/22/2003 4:21:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Kill them all & let god sort them out.

If we eliminate the teachers unions, the chaff will drop out. it may be real hard on the counrty for a few years to completely eliminate the teachers unions, but the gains mad by having only decent teachers and a lot less overpaid "Administrators" would balance that out quickly.

We must be able to compete globally, and since Kennedy & his shithead ilk have been polluting this country, we can't and will continue to fall behind.
9 posted on 05/22/2003 5:26:55 AM PDT by ctlpdad (I really hate teachers unions)
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