teachers’ unions

Quid pro crock

June 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

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AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & [...]

Teachers never to blame

May 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

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The Daily Beast’s Diane Ravitch takes Secretary of Educaton Arne Duncan to task for suggesting poor teachers contribute to low test scores. Apologists like Ravitch seem incapable of admitting bad teachers even exist. “Behind the [...]

No working class heroes in this bunch

February 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

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Don’t confuse Wisconsin’s public employees unions with the average working stiff. I can be fired for incompetence, unlike public school teachers. My benefits are nowhere near as sweet. And, like many private sector workers, I’ve [...]

Boehner (wisely) calls Obama’s bluff

January 24, 2011 // 1 Comment

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The Ohio Republican, along with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), will introduce legislation on Wednesday to reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, the speaker’s office said Monday, making a school voucher initiative that Democrats, [...]

James O’Keefe is no journalist

November 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Sleazy right-wing journalist prankster James O’Keefe, deified by conservatives after an undercover stunt exposing alleged criminal behavior by ACORN, is back at it, targeting one of my favorite villains — the teachers unions. So he sent [...]

Say what?

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Gail Collins has apparently never heard how difficult it is to get a bad public school teacher fired: In his new film, the American Federation of Teachers, a union, and its president, Randi Weingarten, seem to be playing the role of carbon [...]