On the union brouhaha

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February 24, 2011
New Kind of Mind
by Chris George  
Posted in Commentary

"A number of states have created labor contracts which can't be fulfilled; benefits are being cut as a result. Are the cuts deserved or being made in appropriate places? While I'm surely doubtful of the latter, my experiences with public employees, including teachers, inclines me to affirm the former. What I do know is that these unions, giant bureaucratic hierarchies unto themselves, are pitted against their former colluders in state capitals. Maybe if they constantly protested for more dynamic or experimental education or students' rights, I'd take them more seriously in their self-interested protests. In other words, I'd think more highly of them if I viewed them as teachers rather than prison guards." (02/23/11)


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