Teacher’s Unions: Not About Teaching. Or Educating.

There are things that people say.  And then there are things people do.

And you can tell their priorities by one of em’.

You can “tell” me all flippin day long that you CARE about educating America’s youth.  That you CARE about teaching.

But when you don’t DO anything that shows you care about educating and teaching, forgive me when I call bullshit.

See, if the Unions really were tryin’ to do more educating, they would do things that people who care about educating would do.  But they don’t.

See, when I manage a team of people who fix broken things, I measure them on certain things:

  1. How well they can identify what’s broken.
  2. How fast they can fix what’s broken.
  3. How well they can work around what’s broken.
  4. How well they communicate with the people who own the broken things.
  5. How many broken things they can manage at once.

And many many more.

I measure them.  I promote the best.

I fire the worst.

Not Unions though.  All they care about is protecting teachers.  And not the good ones–THEY don’t need protecting.

They protect the bad ones.

And you wanna know why they KNOW it’s about protection and not education?

Because Unions don’t want their own employees to Unionize:

In a move of stunning hypocrisy, the United Federation of Teachers axed one of its longtime employees — for trying to unionize the powerful labor organization’s own workers, it was charged yesterday.

Jim Callaghan, a veteran writer for the teachers union, told The Post he was booted from his $100,000-a-year job just two months after he informed UFT President Michael Mulgrew that he was trying to unionize some of his co-workers.

“I was fired for trying to start a union at the UFT,” said a dumbfounded Callaghan, who worked for the union’s newsletter and as a speechwriter for union leaders for the past 13 years.

Awesome!  A Union has non-union employees working for it.

And they fire a guy that tries to Unionize them.  Why?

“I told him I want to have the same rights that teachers have,” said Callaghan, 63, of Staten Island. “He told me he didn’t want that, that he wanted to be able to fire whoever he wanted to.”

Listen.  The Union knows the deal.  They don’t want or care about teachers teaching.  They want power and money.

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