Saturday, December 11, 2010

Unions Stink

***Especially teachers unions! I hate to say that because there are a lot of fine teachers in my family. However, their unions are about everything BUT the education of our children. These New York City teachers unions are fighting in court to keep the results of merit testing on teachers from becoming public. What are they afraid of? "Embarrassing" the teachers. Never mind that they may be incompetent and therefore should not be in charge of teaching our kids. So what? They're not there for the children, they're there for their union dues. Period. So it is with most unions. They exist to keep poor employees employed and paying union dues. Here, according to Wikipedia (which I dislike, but it's the only place I could find this), are the "issues important to the NEA:"

Reforming No Child Left Behind (NCLB) /Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) [9]
Increasing education funding [10]
Discouraging merit pay [11]
Minority Community Outreach [12]
Dropout prevention [13]
Lowering the achievement gap [14]
Priority Schools Campaign [15]
Reforming Social Security Offsets (GPO/WEP) [16]
Discouraging school vouchers [17]
Reforming laws governing charter schools [18]

Take a look, and notice how many are directly connected to educating our children. One? Two, maybe? The rest are political and power goals. THAT is what they're about.

***Rock bottom. I doubt it. I think he'll go lower.

***He's baaaack! You can't make this stuff up. Bubba back at the podium!?

***Poor baby...

***Palin Derangement Syndrome. It's an ugly thing.

***Is Peyton Manning back? Let's hope so!

The Bible and the TV Guide
On the table side by side:
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One is well worn but cherished with pride
(Not the Bible, but the TV Guide).
One is used daily to help folk decide,
NO! It isn’t the Bible,
It’s the TV Guide.
As pages are turned, what shall they see?
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV.
Then confusion reigns, they all can’t agree
On what they shall watch on the old TV
So they open the book in which they confide
(No, not the Bible, it’s the TV Guide).
The Word of God is seldom read
Maybe a verse e’er they fall into bed
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be,
Not from reading the Bible: from watching TV.
So, then back to the table, side by side,
Are the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word.
The plan of salvation is seldom heard.
Forgiveness of sin so full and free
Is found in the Bible, not on TV.
~ Author Unknown

***Have a great day! 

1 comment:

  1. Why is it that the foreign Gulen Movement that manages over 150 Charter schools in the USA continues to falsely obtain h1-b work visas for un qualified teachers from Turkey / Turkic speaking countries? In the Los Angeles County the Gulen Schools are called Magnolia Science Academy. Read the h1-b Visa report below, they are claiming they cannot find math, science, computer and English teachers in the USA. These schools have recently been busted in Ohio for hiring foreigners via the Concept Schools.
    H1-b Visa info here:
    In fact, did you know that the Cosmos Foundation part of the Gulen Movement has immigrated more foreign teachers in than the largest school district in the USA. Of course that would be LAUSD, who is allowing this? That number for Cosmos Foundation alone is over 1,100 h1-b visas since 2001 and Cosmos Foundation is only ONE of the Gulen Movement’s NGOs that are doing this. Who is dismantling the American Education System so followers of Islamic Imam Fethullah Gulen can teach our children?
    Not only visas for teachers but now they are getting h1-b visas for finance managers, business managers and legal counsel (as if America doesn’t have thousands of qualified people for these jobs)
    If you are a proud American Teacher and have been laid off, do what the teachers in Chicago and Ohio have done…………………………fight back against the Gulen Movement overtaking America’s education.