This is an idea I’ve discussed with CTU reps at a meeting one time. CTU cannot represent “the children.” The truth is that CTU, WEAC, and all other teacher’s unions have a fiduciary duty to the union members. The union cannot do anything which would advance the interests of non-members (i.e. children) to the detriment of the members (i.e. teachers.)
Glad someone’s bring the truth forward.
A group purporting to advocate for education reform is putting up a billboard attacking the state teachers’ group, Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, as a tool of big labor uninterested in educating children.
Reforming Education And Demanding Excellent Results-Wisconsin, or READER-WI, is fronted by Jeff Waksman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Dane County, and David Blaska, former Isthmus blogger.
The group argues that public education is failing miserably and points to unions as the culprit: “Laws do not allow teachers to use children for partisan political advocacy, but that has not been the case, particularly in Wisconsin. Elementary school children have been forced to take part in anti-Scott Walker activities, even those young enough to not have any real grasp of the actual political issues facing the world. Big Labor has made the classroom much more political than it should be.”
via The Daily Page.
Did I mention that this is awesome!!