Thursday, February 24, 2011

Smart SEIU union member: : You’re an entrepreneur, so you don’t work."

This quote shows what the modern union member is all about in America.

That’s your problem. You’re an entrepreneur, so you don’t work. You don’t know what work is until you get into an educational area. … You’re uneducated, unethical, immoral, and you don’t know what life is. That’s your problem. Why don’t you go behind that fence where you belong? Why don’t you go back with your own kind?” She said this indicating towards the bottom of the Capitol Steps, where a couple of hundred tea partiers were gathered listening to speeches.

Stupidity...Its a Union thing. Via Instapundit.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Idaho teachers whine about educational reforms, union thugs threaten Officials.

These quotes underscores why the public education system in this country is crap.

Parents and teachers gathered at the Twin Falls High School Roper Auditorium on Monday evening to discuss their concerns about State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna’s proposed education overhaul.

Luna has proposed increasing the amount of technology in the classroom and paying teachers in part on merit, paid for by reducing teaching positions through attrition and other changes.

The plan, he has said, is in response to a a public school funding system that is no longer sustainable.

Those in attendance Monday debated various aspects of the plan, including a requirement for students in ninth grade and up to take six credits of online course work in that time.

“Idaho tax dollars would be sent to for-profit online vendors out of state,” argued Sawtooth Elementary School teacher Nanette Allen.

Online courses are already offered, and sometimes required, at most colleges and universities. And computer-based learning is only expected to expand.

But parents and teachers at Monday’s meeting suggested the changes were coming too fast, and perhaps now is not the time to implement Luna’s plan.

A ninth-grader’s focus is to have fun and a laptop puts that power in their hands, for example, said Twin Falls High School drama teacher James Haycock.

“We should give laptops to 12th-graders, perhaps. As a community, we need to come up with a plan,” he said.

......Allen also objected to the removal of a safety net for schools that lose students. Rather than maintaining most of a district’s funds for one year after the loss, schools would instead lay off teachers, offering severance packages equal to 10 percent of their contracts, she said.

“This takes funding from the students who are left,” said Allen.

Luna’s plan would phase out tenure for new teachers, instead offering a two-year rolling contract after a three-year probationary period.

Tenure makes it extremely difficult, if not nearly impossible, to fire a poor-performing teacher. But Mike Wilkinson, a student assistant specialist at Robert Stuart Middle School, said teachers would not have the security necessary to settle into the community.

“The plan discourages good teachers from entering or staying in the profession,” he said.

Any change that affects the teachers now cushy positions is the real reason behind any change. The quote that really pissed me off was the drama twit who thinks that 9th graders focus should be on fun. That is the kind of teacher you want teaching your children?

As to Tom Luna, the union thugs have already visited his house.

This Mitch Daniels is quite the squishy wimp Republican politician.

The media is going to make him the new maverick with hism consistently throwing up roadblocks to get the right to work bill passing in Indiana. The worse part is the Democrats leaving the state would help kill the bill. What sort of rules do you have in place that running away by the minority party stops everthing?
Is he disappointed in Gov. Mitch Daniels, who announced today that he would not push for right-to-work legislation?

“No, not all,” he responds.

If the Democrats do not return by midnight, the legislation will be in major jeopardy. “The right-to-work committee report does have to be adopted this evening to be eligible for action in this portion of the general assembly session,” Bosma says. “Their staying out for several days here does have the potential to kill the issue for the session under our rules.”

But Bosma still hopes that a way can be found to pass the legislation. “There are some extraordinary measures that can be accessed to try to resurrect something like this. They’ve [the Democrats] made it pretty clear how they’ll react to those extraordinary measures, so we’ll just have to see how the rest of the session proceeds.”

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

(Video) Disgraceful. Alabama State University Cafeteria Fight Investigation

You find every person involved, jail them, fine them and then throw them all out on their asses. This sort of gutter trash behavior wouldn't be acceptable except for the lowest class area you can find in your zip code.

Warning, NSFW and language.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Columbia university teachers and students heckle Iraq war vet.

All this BS about universities against the ROTC because of DADT was all a smokescreen. These people hate the military and will use any excuse to deny them.
Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.

"It doesn't matter how you feel about the war. It doesn't matter how you feel about fighting," said Maschek. "There are bad men out there plotting to kill you."

Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.

In 2005, when the university last voted to reject ROTC's return, it cited the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

That policy was overturned in December, but resistance remains.

"Transpeople are part of the Columbia community," said senior Sean Udell at the meeting, referring to the military's current ban on transgender soldiers.

Faculty members are divided.

"Universities should not be involved in military activities," Sociology Professor Emeritus Herbert Gans told The Post. "Columbia should come out against spending $300 billion a year on unnecessary wars."

Wisconsin Republican Dale Schultz ready to give in to the unions.

Once again a squishy Republican is ready to not stand by any sort of conviction.
Protesters and Democratic lawmakers have likened Walker to a dictator, and demonstrators protesting the budget bill have waived signs comparing him to ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and Adolf Hitler.

But some lawmakers are looking for a way out.

Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, has proposed suspending collective bargaining rights temporarily to get through the state's two-year budget, but then restoring them in 2013. That idea was endorsed Sunday by the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's second largest newspaper.