Thank you CTA
Original post made by Treebeard on Sep 16, 2010
I say it's valuable because we VOTE THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE CTA WANTS!!
They have never failed us in deciding how to cast our ballots. Whatever they want, we don't. Whatever candidate they want in office, we don't. Whatever proposition they want, we don't.
This a big thank-you to the CTA. You are a perfect windsock of how not to vote.
on Sep 17, 2010 at 6:40 am
I was getting ready to load up and let you have it until I got to your 2nd paragraph and it made me smile. I utilize very similar means of establishing right and wrong. As a child my Mom would tell us what was good and bad. Those fundamental values should still be applied today. The CTA is nuts in every aspect of education. My mom would say they are bad. We would be better served privatizing all schools and using a voucher system so parents could select the best schools for their kids. Save a ton of money and improve schools.
on Sep 17, 2010 at 7:59 am
Steve, my initial reaction EXACTLY. When I'm on the fence about an issue, I look to what Barbara Lee, George Miller, Torlakson and the rest of the Bay Area gang are supporting .... I vote the opposite. We all have our own baromters.
The CTA has been ripping off its members for decades. If the ultimate objective is to provide quality education for the state's children, they should stand up and support getting rid of incompetent teachers & support a system that rates employees fairly & objectively ... and its members live with the consquences.
Any other business that has the failure rate (student dropouts) as we have would have been liquidated.
No accountability ... No consequences. When School Boards (& Fire District Boards) are stacked with members of their own, what does one expect? We need to take our government back ... one-by-one.
on Sep 17, 2010 at 8:10 am
Yes, using the CTA/NEA as a guideline for what to vote against is a viable measure, The ACLU provides another guideline. What they want is generally not very good for us either.
The same is true for Jerry McNerney our local loser in Congress who flies the Pelosi Flag of sheer incompetence