USA 2020 Elections: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Thu Jul 15 01:09:01 PDT 2021

Are Teachers' Unions Evil?

Being of Government, yes they are...

America has faced great challenges during the past year and a half:
the CCP virus, deep political division, and the aggression of
communist China. How have our teachers’ unions responded to these

During the pandemic, front-line workers, such as doctors, nurses, and
other hospital workers, dealt directly with sick and contagious
patients, while other front-line workers, such as grocery store clerks
and truck drivers, kept the material necessities of life available for
all citizens.

Many other workers retreated to home to work at a distance, while yet
others lost their jobs and had to make do without an income.

Not the teachers. Public school teachers’ unions refused to return to
class even when religious and private school teachers were back in
class. The evidence quickly showed that distance learning was an
abject failure. Public school unions didn’t care what harm was being
done to the children that they were supposed to serve. These unions
decided to serve the preferences of their dues-paying teachers, who
preferred to stay at home and get paid for doing so. No one could
accuse public school teachers of rushing to the front lines.

While the teachers refused to go to class, they nonetheless demanded
vast sums of additional money for schools and for their own benefits.
It was not exactly blackmail, but it was shameless. However, the
unions didn’t stop there. They meddled in domestic politics.

The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) demanded as a condition of
returning to the classroom that Los Angeles defund the police.
According to a Freedom Foundation report about a teacher suing the

    “Defunding the police was one of several informal conditions UTLA
claimed the school district would have to meet before its members
would agree to resume in-school instruction. And like the union’s
demand that charter schools be abolished, it had nothing whatsoever to
do with making teachers safe during the COVID pandemic. … The union
wasn’t asking for better wages, benefits or working conditions.
Instead, it had prioritized the radical liberal agenda of its leaders
above the legitimate workplace concerns of its members—and was willing
to hold the parents hostage until it got what it wanted.”

Not satisfied with making demands on domestic political policy, the
teachers’ unions now wish to determine foreign policy.

The United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) have adopted an
anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction policy within a broader
“Resolution in Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” Perhaps the
UESF would like to join Hamas in lobbing thousands of rockets at
Israeli citizens. The UESF, as so many on the far left and far right,
single out for condemnation the sole Jewish state in the world;
apparently, they don’t care about the slaughter of Syrians, Iranians,
Afghans, and Uyghurs that cannot be blamed on Jews. This is
reminiscent of the Black Lives Matter movement that cares only about
the dozen blacks killed by police but not the thousands killed by
other blacks. Very selective “morality.”

In response to the clear and hostile division of the two halves of the
country, teachers’ unions have explicitly rejected being a unifying
force, choosing to adopt the extremist critical race theory approach
in their teaching. Their plan for children is to force them into
racial divisions, berating the despised white race as “oppressors,”
and enabling blacks and other minorities to write themselves off as
“victims” with no hopes, because—you know—“systemic racism.” Second
and third-graders are segregated into races and must confess their
“privilege” or “victimhood.” This is not just anti-American; it’s
child abuse.

Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT),
claims, along with various Democrat media figures, that critical race
theory is not being taught in schools—“Let’s be clear: critical race
theory is not taught in elementary schools or high schools”—but, she
warns, the AFT has a ready defense fund to use against anyone who
tries to stop teachers teaching critical race theory.

The National Education Association has dedicated itself not only to
teaching critical race theory in all 50 states, but also to crushing
any opposition to critical race theory. Note what’s happening here. As
the New York Post headline has it, “Embracing critical theory,
teacher’s union says they—not parents—control what kids learn.” The
teachers’ unions have gone to war against parents, and usurped
parental authority over the education of children.

While American teachers are obsessed with race and gender, students’
achievement in reading, math, and science is mediocre. While Chinese
students rated best in the world with a combined score of 1,731, U.S.
students ranked 26 in the world with a combined score of 1,489,
according to the World Population Review. Teachers don’t seem to care
that America’s greatest adversary is outstripping the United States in
education. They might not be paid by China to undermine their own
country, but they might as well be as far as the results are

The transfer of raising children from the family to the state and its
agencies, in this case the teachers’ unions, is a dream of Marxism, a
fulfillment of the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” which in
practice means the dictatorship of the Communist Party. Teachers’
unions, with their advocacy of racism and their rejection of parents’
rights, are playing a major role in “divide and conquer,” the conquest
of America by Democrat socialism.

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