A court ruling on Tuesday striking down job protections for teachers in California deals a sharp blow to unions — and will likely fuel political movements across the nation to eliminate teacher tenure.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu found five California laws governing the hiring and firing of teachers unconstitutional.
Reformers plan to take the fight to other states, hoping the strong language of the ruling will prompt Democrats elsewhere to reconsider ties to teachers unions. They’re considering similar lawsuits in Connecticut, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and elsewhere. And they plan a relentless public relations campaign, backed by millions of dollars from reform-minded philanthropists, to bring moms, dads and voters of both parties to their side.
A propaganda juggernaut, paid for by the criminals on Wall Street and in corporate America, to make sure the kids have untenured teachers with no job protections who can be fired at a moment's notice.
And after that, dozens more court cases, also paid for by the criminals on Wall Street and in corporate America, to make sure the kids have untenured teachers with no job protections who can be fired at a moment's notice.
And it's part of the civil rights movement, don'tcha know!
Because it is every child's basic civil right to have teachers with the same job protections as Walmart associates.
It would be great if we had a union leadership ready to fight what is now amounting to a battle to the death for the teaching profession.
But alas, we don't - they're still issuing boiler plate jive that is going to do little to win the public debate or the legal challenges.
I guess they think they'll still be able to collect dues even after teacher tenure laws are dismantled all over the country.
But after that happens, what's the point of having the unions around?