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2012-07-06 10:41:42 AM
While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'
 
2012-07-06 10:46:59 AM
It's no wonder that we are falling behind the rest of the world when our schools are run by union lackeys. If you want to fix education in America, do away with the unions and tenure programs and implement a strong performance evaluation program that allows us to get rid of bad teachers and reward the good ones.
 
2012-07-06 10:50:06 AM

BillCo: It's no wonder that we are falling behind the rest of the world when our schools are run by union lackeys. If you want to fix education in America, do away with the unions and tenure programs and implement a strong performance evaluation program that allows us to get rid of bad teachers and reward the good ones.


But but but TENURE.
 
2012-07-06 10:51:49 AM
Why should teachers support a political party that doesn't care about education and is trying to eliminate their jobs??
 
2012-07-06 10:52:29 AM
"For Republican teachers, it's almost like we're stepchildren in NEA, and then in the Republican Party we're also stepchildren, because we're public schoolteachers, and that's not part of their focus," said Keiser, who teaches high school math in Long Beach, Calif.

Heh, we're members of a political party that thinks we should be run out of town. Damn those Democrats!
 
2012-07-06 11:06:48 AM
Wait, all 4 of them couldn't get in?
 
2012-07-06 11:16:43 AM
Republicans said they felt pressure from union leaders and the rank-and-file to support Obama's re-election -- and felt marginalized when they wouldn't.

This type of shocking behavior would never occur at an NRA convention.
 
2012-07-06 11:17:09 AM
Um, well, if you'd at least denounce Creationism and Intelligent Design as being part of a balanced educational breakfast, you might get the occasional seat at the big boys table, you theofascist inbred f*cks.
 
2012-07-06 11:17:59 AM
No wonder NEA membership is now plummeting. My mother would have quit years ago, if she had that option.
 
2012-07-06 11:19:04 AM
I thought Republican teachers were homeschoolers.
 
2012-07-06 11:19:11 AM
What's the replacement for teacher's unions? Well, it's a meritocracy of course. The best teachers will be kept and the worst will be tossed. And who are the best ones? The white Christian ones, of course!
 
2012-07-06 11:19:13 AM
Republicans said they felt pressure from union leaders and the rank-and-file to support Obama's re-election -- and felt marginalized when they wouldn't.

How awful for the poor dears. I'm sure that wouldn't happen in the reverse situation.
 
2012-07-06 11:19:16 AM
Good.
 
2012-07-06 11:19:21 AM

vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions people that give them money and vote for them, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'


FTFY

Our public education system is an abysmal failure right now and teachers are at the center of that along with their unions, but that's okay, they vote for and send money to Democrats, so that's fine.

An institution as important as public education is basically being permitted to stagnate and fail because most of the people working in it support liberal ideas. How wonderful.
 
2012-07-06 11:19:27 AM
I fail to see why anyone, anywhere, would welcome Republicans. Better off with rabid ferrets.
 
2012-07-06 11:21:09 AM
Why would true Republicans even want to go to a such a socialist circle jerk?
 
2012-07-06 11:21:18 AM
Poor Republicans...I wish I could stop oppressing them. I really do. They only want what's best* for America.

* may not contain actual best
 
2012-07-06 11:23:02 AM

randomjsa: vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions people that give them money and vote for them, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'

FTFY

Our public education system is an abysmal failure right now and teachers are at the center of that along with their unions, but that's okay, they vote for and send money to Democrats, so that's fine.

An institution as important as public education is basically being permitted to stagnate and fail because most of the people working in it support liberal ideas. How wonderful.


0/10. And what caused your inability to do root cause analysis? It's gotta be Ted Kennedy, right?
 
2012-07-06 11:23:24 AM

randomjsa: vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions people that give them money and vote for them, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'

FTFY

Our public education system is an abysmal failure right now and teachers are at the center of that along with their unions, but that's okay, they vote for and send money to Democrats, so that's fine.

An institution as important as public education is basically being permitted to stagnate and fail because most of the people working in it support liberal ideas. How wonderful.


Worst. Troll. Ever.
 
2012-07-06 11:24:24 AM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: No wonder NEA membership is now plummeting. My mother would have quit years ago, if she had that option.


I'm sure she dropped her pension in protest.
 
2012-07-06 11:24:56 AM
I'm not seeing any actual action taken to make them unwelcome, just a lot of "they FELT pressure" and "they FELT marginalized". If you're that intimidated to be in a room where the majority of people disagree with you, that's just too damn bad. Is there a strong pro-Obama leaning there? Of course there is, he's in charge of the faction that actually values teachers. The NEA and its members aren't obligated to shoot themselves in the foot just because a handful of people want to commit suicide by going with the party that wants to eliminate them.
 
2012-07-06 11:25:00 AM

BillCo: It's no wonder that we are falling behind the rest of the world when our schools are run by union lackeys. If you want to fix education in America, do away with the unions and tenure programs and implement a strong performance evaluation program that allows us to get rid of bad teachers and reward the good ones.


You aware the teachers and administrators have separate unions? Oh no you don't you are just a dumbshiat.
 
2012-07-06 11:25:15 AM
The president spoke at the NEA annual meeting!

SOCILISMZ!!1!

Oh, and

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2012-07-06 11:28:08 AM
I guess they don't want to feel like the minority in a group when they are? Too bad? It's not like people were shaking them down.
 
2012-07-06 11:28:18 AM
For Republican teachers, it's almost like we're stepchildren in NEA, and then in the Republican Party we're also stepchildren, because we're public schoolteachers, and that's not part of their focus



So admiting your party doesn't support public schoolteachers but then complaining that a union of public schoolteachers doesn't support the party that doesn't support public schoolteachers. No wonder Republicans are always in a bad mood, just writing that sentance gave me a headache, imagine carrying that around in your head all day long.
 
2012-07-06 11:28:31 AM
I can't understand why some public school teachers would be upset with other public school teachers who are supporting a candidate that's trying to end public schools...
 
2012-07-06 11:29:03 AM

BillCo: do away with the unions


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2012-07-06 11:29:26 AM

Beef Swellington: randomjsa: vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions people that give them money and vote for them, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'

FTFY

Our public education system is an abysmal failure right now and teachers are at the center of that along with their unions, but that's okay, they vote for and send money to Democrats, so that's fine.

An institution as important as public education is basically being permitted to stagnate and fail because most of the people working in it support liberal ideas. How wonderful.

Worst. Troll. Ever.


No he/she/it always and I mean always gets bites.
 
2012-07-06 11:29:46 AM
Headline: The National Education Association welcomes all teachers to their week-long annual convention...that is, unless they happen to be Republicans.
Reality: For the Republican teachers in attendance, the digs at their political views were impossible to overlook.

Dr. Block's decade-spanning study of children's temperaments vs. their political dispositions as adults conclusively proved what we already knew: Conservatives are easily victimized and seek outside sources to blame for their perceived weakness.

Even in something as simple as this, we see it: Republicans feel uneasy, so naturally it's democrats/unions/socialists/[insert boogieman here] that has victimized them to feel that way. It's not that conservatives are thin-skinned chicken-littles always seeking the martyr's mantle. No, no. They have widdle butterflies in their stomach, so somebody must have done that to them!
 
2012-07-06 11:31:31 AM

dr_blasto: "For Republican teachers, it's almost like we're stepchildren in NEA, and then in the Republican Party we're also stepchildren, because we're public schoolteachers, and that's not part of their focus," said Keiser, who teaches high school math in Long Beach, Calif.

Heh, we're members of a political party that thinks we should be run out of town. Damn those Democrats!


No shiat. The GOP has launched a war against teachers, teaching and anything remotely associated with education in this country. They want to strip you of your pension, pay you minimum wage and shiat on you. Literally shiat on you at an outhouse like out building. But they still vote for these morons.

What did they call this when Patty Hearst had it? Stockholm Syndrome? That's it.

Even the center-right colleague of mine down the way thinks what the modern GOP is doing is bullshiat. Like the Log Cabin Republicans, GAY. REPUBLICANS. I still don't understand this phenomenon. Not (barely) closeted bigots, like Marcus Bachmann, but openly gay Republicans.

It's like a bunch of Jews openly belonging to the Nazi Party "The Knoshing Nazis" . I seriously do not understand, and perhaps never will, why somebody would identify with a party that not only is against their career and profession but actively takes steps to disenfranchise their position.
 
2012-07-06 11:31:46 AM

BillCo: It's no wonder that we are falling behind the rest of the world when our schools are run by union lackeys. If you want to fix education in America, do away with the unions and tenure programs and implement a strong performance evaluation program that allows us to get rid of bad teachers and reward the good ones.


You sound tired Bill.
 
2012-07-06 11:33:31 AM
Why is it that teachers are always the scapegoats for poor educational outcomes? There are outside forces that are responsible for high dropout rates, such as endemic poverty and a complete lack of parental involvement.

Teachers have some of the responsibility obviously, but when you start with a kindergartener who has never been read to, it's damn near impossible to catch that child up to the proper reading level.

Finally, anyone who says that teachers are overpaid can go fark themselves. I'm so sick of hearing that crap.
 
2012-07-06 11:33:43 AM

randomjsa:
Our public education system is an abysmal failure right now and teachers are at the center of that along with their unions, but that's okay, they vote for and send money to Democrats, so that's fine.

An institution as important as public education is basically being permitted to stagnate and fail because most of the people working in it support liberal ideas. How wonderful.


You are factually wrong.

There are 10 states without binding teacher contracts, of these 10 states only one is ranked in the top 10 (Virginia). The other 9 are all below average. And 4 of those states are in the bottom 10 ( Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi).

http://shankerblog.org/?p=895
 
2012-07-06 11:33:58 AM
If they are so concerned, they could voluntarily accept less money and longer work hours
 
2012-07-06 11:34:06 AM

vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'


FTFY

Ever since Davenport v. Washington Education Association, teacher unions don't even try to hide their partisanship.
 
2012-07-06 11:35:35 AM

Rapmaster2000: Republicans said they felt pressure from union leaders and the rank-and-file to support Obama's re-election -- and felt marginalized when they wouldn't.

This type of shocking behavior would never occur at an NRA convention.


The NRA is not a union and doesn't extract dues automatically from your paycheck. Many Democratic congress critters are NRA members by choice.
 
2012-07-06 11:38:02 AM

Polly Ester: vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'

FTFY

Ever since Davenport v. Washington Education Association, teacher unions don't even try to hide their partisanship.


Imagine that, teachers and other workers don't support the party that wants to curbstomp their rights.
 
2012-07-06 11:39:03 AM
Welcome to the real world, Republican teachers.

I work in an environment dominated by ditto-headed conservatives who spend half the day spewing nonsense about Obama. Where's my Fox News article?
 
2012-07-06 11:39:07 AM

Polly Ester: vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'

FTFY

Ever since Davenport v. Washington Education Association, teacher unions don't even try to hide their partisanship.


Why should they? The GOP has been busily indoctrinating the morons to shiat on teachers at every opportunity. fark the right and fark the Republican party for making farking teaching such a problematic profession. They next troglodyte that says anything about me and my job is going to be on the receiving end of an awful lot of porn spam.
 
2012-07-06 11:39:23 AM

Polly Ester: vernonFL: While I do think its obnoxious and tacky for them to be in your face about it, Obama and the Democrats DO support teachers and Unions, while Romney and the Republicans DON'T.

So its no surprise that a teacher's union would be all 'rah rah Obama!'

FTFY

Ever since Davenport v. Washington Education Association, teacher unions don't even try to hide their partisanship.


Maybe because the other party is Hell bent on farming them over?
 
2012-07-06 11:40:44 AM
IT'S A UNION.
 
2012-07-06 11:41:24 AM
Why would a teacher be a Republican anyway?

That's like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
 
2012-07-06 11:42:49 AM

Raharu: BillCo: It's no wonder that we are falling behind the rest of the world when our schools are run by union lackeys. If you want to fix education in America, do away with the unions and tenure programs and implement a strong performance evaluation program that allows us to get rid of bad teachers and reward the good ones.

You sound tired retarded Bill.


FTFY
 
2012-07-06 11:45:08 AM

whatsupchuck: Welcome to the real world, Republican teachers.

I work in an environment dominated by ditto-headed conservatives who spend half the day spewing nonsense about Obama. Where's my Fox News article?


You don't get one. They'll stutter and blart out about how they're "oppressed" and that you must take their views into consideration.

Typical moron response. I've dealt with it too. For some reason what they say is supposed to have more relevance and they're always, always oppressed because the MSM/Democrats/Liberals/Obama/Government/Teachers/Public Employees/Sam the Eagle/Louis CK/Jon Stewart/Regular Show/The Simpsons or whatever. The list can go on and on and on.

As the ACA ruling showed, it seems as if these children do not get their way they're "oppressed" and will whine and biatch. If they do get their way, they'll gloat and scream about it.

It's all about the Team nowadays.
 
2012-07-06 11:45:11 AM

Raharu: BillCo: It's no wonder that we are falling behind the rest of the world when our schools are run by union lackeys. If you want to fix education in America, do away with the unions and tenure programs and implement a strong performance evaluation program that allows us to get rid of bad teachers and reward the good ones.

You sound tired Bill.


Sounds great, but how? Can you truly measure a teacher in an affluent neighborhood where the kids ate breakfast, had a good nights sleep and have paper to do their homework on vs. a teacher in a more stressed neighborhood where the kids haven't eaten since the free lunch the day before, were shuffled among family members all night and don't even own a pencil. Both teach 3rd grade, what metric will be able to tell the good teacher vs. bad teacher when there are so many other variables that impact the students ability to learn?

and who will be the "us" who decides? the community? a board of appointed officials? administration? There is no perfect solution or even half-ass solution to address this problem until we accept that the culture has changed drastically on how much education occurs at home vs. at school.
 
2012-07-06 11:45:38 AM
Hey... hey Republicans. Did uh... did any of them evil Democrats try forcing water down your throat or gag you with a hanky?

No? THEN FARK OFF!!
 
2012-07-06 11:46:50 AM
Given that the GOP has made it clear they would like to dismantle the Department of Education, why in the hell would a Republican teacher even GO to this convention?

It would be like a Communist complaining the speakers at the Republican convention didn't adequately reflect his views.
 
2012-07-06 11:47:36 AM
No bias in education there !
 
2012-07-06 11:49:02 AM

fenianfark: Why is it that teachers are always the scapegoats for poor educational outcomes? There are outside forces that are responsible for high dropout rates, such as endemic poverty and a complete lack of parental involvement.

Teachers have some of the responsibility obviously, but when you start with a kindergartener who has never been read to, it's damn near impossible to catch that child up to the proper reading level.

Finally, anyone who says that teachers are overpaid can go fark themselves. I'm so sick of hearing that crap.


But you only work from 9-2, get the summers off and 6 weeks vacation at Christmas...er I mean Winter's Break since we can't have any mention of religion in schools.

/ducks and runs
 
2012-07-06 11:50:45 AM
To be fair, Republicans shouldn't be welcome anywhere in a civilized society.
 
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