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    Every time I see any 'proposal' to reform public education I have to take a few steps to the rear. The usual 'reform' proposals are anti-teacher, pro-administrator, and don't help the students at all. And the idea of either Warren or Sanders getting the opportunity to 'reform' public education is just plain scary.

    Booker's ties to DeVos are a millstone around his neck, and he is just a loud mouth with no sand or staying power. In short, he's a loser.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

    'Although Booker's record as an advocate for public school reform has long been known, his past work with DeVos continues to dog him on the campaign trail as Democrats invoke her name with more and more frequency, turning her into their preferred bogeyman of the Trump Cabinet. The issue has put Booker, a former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, in the position of defending his past while candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont are emphasizing their pro-active plans on education and public schools.'

    'Last week, while taking questions in Las Vegas, Booker was confronted by the vice president of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, Ingrid Walker Henry, who accused him of diverting funding away from public schools for charter schools. She called him out for having "served with Betsy DeVos on the board of directors" of a DeVos-affiliated school choice organization.'

    '"Will you say you've been wrong?" Walker Henry asked him at a forum hosted by the Working Families Party.'

  • #2
    Indeed, merely one of those democrats, democratic socialists, former Native Americans, congressmen and other politicians so labeled.
    Last edited by Jose50; 04 Sep 19, 08:20.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
      Indeed, merely one of those democrats so labeled.
      It isn't just Democrats. DeVos is a Republican. Nothing like partisan politics, now is there...?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Massena View Post

        It isn't just Democrats. DeVos is a Republican. Nothing like partisan politics, now is there...?
        (see edit of #2...)
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          Every time I see any 'proposal' to reform public education I have to take a few steps to the rear. The usual 'reform' proposals are anti-teacher, pro-administrator, and don't help the students at all. . . . .
          According to the Shanker Institute, the famed UFT and later AFT president Albert Shanker never actually said "when school students pay dues, that's when I'll represent them," but instead said:

          "I don’t represent children. I represent teachers… But, generally, what’s in the interest of teachers is also in the interest of students."

          "Quote, Unquote," by Matthew Di Carlo, Albert Shanker Institute, 13 May 2011
          That's got to rank up there with "what's good for General Motors is good for the United States," What I do know is that the UFT fought tooth-and-nail -- and expended hundreds of thousands of dues-payers' dollars -- to keep the editor of the NAMBLA newsletter on the payroll and in the classroom, so I long ago dismissed the notion that "what's good for the teachers is good for the students" as self-serving UFT/AFT crappola. If it's good for the UFT or the AFT, then hard experience has conditioned me to believe that it's bad for the students.

          Very, very bad for the students.
          Last edited by slick_miester; 04 Sep 19, 15:22.
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          • #6
            Well, AFT will support any nutter crappola in the classroom so long as it charges towards the Left. They endorse Common Core for example..

            https://www.aft.org/position/common-...tate-standards

            They still support and fight tooth and nail for teachers who are going through dismissal like those in New York's "rubber rooms."

            https://www.influencewatch.org/labor...n-of-teachers/

            https://nypost.com/2016/01/17/city-p...-rooms-return/

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            • #7
              You should remember that not all states have teacher unions. North Carolina is one of those-a right to work state.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Massena View Post
                You should remember that not all states have teacher unions. North Carolina is one of those-a right to work state.
                It's just that when I hear phrases like

                Originally posted by Massena View Post
                Every time I see any 'proposal' to reform public education I have to take a few steps to the rear. The usual 'reform' proposals are anti-teacher, pro-administrator, and don't help the students at all.
                I hear not-so faint echos of the UFT and the AFT: two more anti-student organizations I cannot fathom.
                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                • #9
                  I never belonged to a teacher's union and I don't support them. And what I stated has nothing to do with UFT and AFT.

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