So my 4:45 didn’t show up. I will write instead, while I have a short break.
As many of you know, I am not a fan of the teacher union, although I do see some good they work in certain circumstances.
Still, I’m of the opinion that teachers should be professionals OR organized labor — not both. Choose one. Because the differences are substantial, and like it or not, bad teachers are protected by the current set-up. That’s what Obama wants to root out.
I wonder what the NEA is thinking right now, since they basically held him up as the flippin’ Second Coming. Truth be told, I like what he said about cleaning up public education. Many teachers want to be treated and paid like their professional private-sector counterparts, but they also want to be protected and spoken for like unionized factory workers. I have a big problem with that, and I have years and years of union meetings (and their accompanying standoffs, explosions and rhetoric) to back me up.
I just had spaghetti for dinner. Now I have another rehearsal. Remember what I always say about my life being a friggin’ party? Yeah…..