“Millions of dollars in funding for our District, and hundreds of teaching positions for our colleagues, hinged on our ability to come to an agreement on this ill-conceived mandate.” This quote by union president, Adam Urbanski explains why the relationship between the district and the union must be dissolved.
To say that teachers have bought into stupidity for the millions of dollars it will bring to a district that constantly fails to educate its students confirms every contrary thing union opponents have been saying about them for the last few years.
To have the voice of the teachers, their union, say that they are more concerned with teaching jobs than they are with fighting for authentic measures of evaluation that promote the educational success of our children is a slap in the face to every teacher who is working their heart out trying to fight the “ill-conceived” system of education that fails our children.
To have the teacher’s union president state publicly, as the voice of Rochester teachers, that teachers have elected to go along to get along is a travesty to the very profession of teaching.
This profession, teaching, is supposed to educate the masses to the concepts of freedom and justice and a government of the people, for the people, by the people. Teachers are supposed to inflame, within each new citizen, the passion and strength to stand against “ill-conceived” ideas offering common sense, critically thought out, imaginative, sustainable, solutions to the problems we face, not only in education, but throughout the world.
For teachers to accept a monetary remittance to deny the very heart and soul of their profession is tantamount to the thirty pieces of silver Judas accepted for the betrayal of Christ.
The teacher’s union, working with the district, to bring in millions, is a marriage of convenience. The children of this “ill-conceived” union are neglected and wanting because their parents will not work together, with the community, to change the system of education for their benefit, but choose to accept educational failure for their own benefits.
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