The look on this woman's face...

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    ...tells the story about government dependence & their nanny unions...

    Ohio’s union fight: What you need to know - The Washington Post

    I can sense what she's thinking... "what am I going to do if I have to get a real job." Out of curiosity what are your feelings about government sponsored union jobs???
     
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    completely not what I thought this thread would be about (damn).
     
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    I like unions, I think they have a purpose within our society. The unions however need to control there own greed and selfishness, especially with regards to firing incompetence, or making the corporation that pays them to top heavy with retirement benifits.
     
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    Teaching is not a real job?
     
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    No, it isn't. If you have posted here a while, you know that.
     
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    Teaching is a real job. Being a union-protected teacher thus immune to firing for bad performance is not a real job.
     
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    Those who can, do.
    Those who can't, teach.
     
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    Those who can't teach, teach gym.
    Those who can't teach gym, administrate
     
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    The teacher unions is a compromise of the critical element of their jobs. They are to be first for the children and their education. Sanctioning strikes, protecting the poor teachers is not in the best interest of their goal.

    I feel with reforms in the works, teachers should be paid at a higher rate depending on their performance and the care for each student. But there is no reason they should burden the taxpayers with the demands that support absenteeism and protection of those teachers that are not producing the progress of each student.

    That said, I would also recomend that teachers have "associations" that develop the best measures of those in the field so that teachers could be rewarded for excellence in their paycheck. Anyone can see that our education system is not doing the job, nor are parents who do not encourage their own children to accept authority figures, and have pride in their work and work habits. Exceptional education is a teamwork between home and school.
     
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    Albert Shanker, a head of the teacher's union many years ago, famously said, when kids start paying union dues we'll start representing their interests.
    That's pretty much all we need to know about that topic.
     

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