Friday, September 25, 2009

Budget Cuts and the Teachers Union

A local school district seems to be having some serious financial difficulties in these days of budget cuts. One commenter at the linked article, though, scored gold with his insight:

The California Teachers Assn has been constantly preaching in recent year how vital class size reduction was to the education of our children. Now, when the rubber meets the road, Natomas Teachers would rather take their automatic raises than avoid class size increases. The teachers union even stood by while their own members got layoff notices this summer instead of agreeing to concessions that would have saved their jobs.

They're "for the kids". They're for "solidarity". They're for "raises, rights, respect."

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