Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Doug Tuthill of Step up for Students says teacher unions protect pedophiles and likens them to the banks responsible for the great recession. I can’t make this stuff up.
In a meandering piece in RedDefined Ed, Mr. Tuthill who has his ample salary paid by the public as part of the 30 pieces of silver he gets from voucher money said the following.
A California political activist recently asked me why it was okay for the California teacher union to save the teaching jobs of pedophiles. I explained that teachers pay unions to advocate for their interests. If the union prevails in a situation that undermines the common good, it’s not the union’s fault. It’s the system’s fault. Just as we shouldn’t blame a defense attorney for convincing a judge or jury to acquit a defendant the defense attorney knows is guilty, we shouldn’t blame a teacher union for saving the job of an incompetent or immoral teacher.
This activist responded by saying the California teachers union has so much money from mandatory union dues that it’s able to control the political system responsible for protecting the public from privatization. And this is why the private interests of California teachers so often trump the interests of children and the public. I don’t know enough about California politics to know if this is true, but I do know political contributions often cause our elected officials to allow some privatization to occur.
The excessive deregulation of the finance industry which allowed the financial corruption that exacerbated the Great Recession was caused, in part, by the undue political influence generated by large political
contributions from the financial sector.
You know unions protect pedophiles just because it’s their job and hey we better look out before they cause an education recession.