spokeswoman Jarym Emhoff, Senate President Don Geatz and Representative Carlos
Trujillo have all attacked the teachers union in the last few weeks for being
against their corporate reform of public education. Some of them have even
implied that the PTA and various other parent organizations and civil rights
groups who stand with the union on most issues have become puppets of the
Shouldn’t we all be against the corporate takeover of public education?
Shouldn’t we all be against charters and voucher programs that give students a
substandard education? Shouldn’t we all be against the erosion of democracy,
which is what happens when you take control of public education away from duly
elected representatives and give it to corporate boards? Finally shouldn’t we
want reforms to be based on evidence and facts, not Jeb Bush’s gut and what’s
best for the bottom line of his friends and supporters who by the way will
profit off of his reforms.
scare and inflame their base. Blaming the union for problems in education
especially here in Florida where the republicans have had total control of
education for the last 15 years would be laughable if it wasn’t so maddening
that some ill informed people actually are buying into the talking point.
people are not forced to join the unions, heck teachers can’t even strike, what
real power to force reform or changes do they have. All they can do is educate
the public about what is happening not that Bush, Geatz and Trujllo listen to
interests who pay their salaries or who donate to their campaigns. They not our
children and definitely not our teachers are whom they owe their allegiances
into the search box, few have been as critical about the union as I have been.
To read more, check out this post in Scathing Purple
Musings, it follows the money. http://bobsidlethoughtsandmusings.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/jeb-bushs-foundations-falsely-allign-parent-opposition-with-unions-while-raking-in-cash-from-edu-corps/