Friday, April 9, 2010

Nice! Not!

Teachers' Unions such wonderful people. What is the jab to the tea party members at the end of the story?

The following piece appeared on the website.

Quote of the Day - “When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.” Albert Shanker

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for my readers.

Prayer returns to the classroom: Teachers’ union prays for Gov. Christie’s death
By: J.P. Freire
Associate Commentary Editor
04/09/10 11:50 AM EDT

If you’re concerned about violent political rhetoric, perhaps you should pay more attention to the New Jersey Education Assocation (sic). According to the Bergen County Record, the powerful teachers union circulated a memo that added Christie to an “attack” list and prayed tongue-in-cheek for his demise:

Bergen County representatives of the state teachers union have ratcheted up the campaign against Governor Christie’s agenda in a fiery memo that encourages members to “get some dirt” and “go public,” and adds the education commissioner to the “attack list.”

But it’s the memo’s closing “prayer” that is sure to ignite controversy:

“Dear Lord … this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. … I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.”

The memo, sent to locals in the county earlier this week and obtained by The Record on Thursday, is signed by New Jersey Education Association field representatives, including Joe Coppola, president of the Bergen County Education Association.
(Hat tip: Jim Geraghty)

Say what you will about tea parties, at least they’re not in your kids classrooms.

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