Friday, April 23, 2010

When They Don't Get Their Way They Act Like Spoiled Brats

The following piece appeared on the San Francisco website. Educators in the past were always expecting the taxpayer to give more until recently they were never willing to give taxpayers a break. Unfortunately New Jersey teachers will probably learn this lesson after they receive pink slips.

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NJ teachers unions ratchet up the vitriol on Gov. Chris Christie
Commentary Staff Writer
04/21/10 8:28 AM PDT
If a politician is making teachers unions mad, most likely he's doing something right. And Chris Christie has made teachers unions, very, very angry:

They're the kind of obscenity-laced schoolyard taunts that could get a student suspended.

But the target of this tirade is New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie — and the perpetrators are the state's teachers, irate over his calls for salary freezes and funding cuts for schools.

In Facebook messages visible to the world — not to mention their students — the teachers have called Christie fat, compared him to a genocidal dictator and wished he was dead. The postings are often riddled with bad grammar and misspellings.

"Never trust a fat f...," read one profane post on the Facebook page, "New Jersey Teachers United Against Governor Chris Christie's Pay Freeze," which has some 69,000 fans, many of them teachers.

"How do you spell A-- hole? C-H-R-I-S C-H-R-I-S-T-I-E," read another.

But my favorite bit of criticism is this:

The acrimony intensified last month when Christie proposed cutting state and federal aid to districts by 11 percent, calling it a way to share sacrifice as the state tries to rein in spending.

That's when the Facebook attacks really took off.

One educator, a librarian with a Master's degree, described the cuts as "rediculous."

Yeah, why don't these people deserve higher pay! Good on the Associated Press for reporting this.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Reason Number 46 Why we Homeschool.

The teachers' unions make it nearly impossible to get rid of bad teachers and fear of lawsuits make it near impossible for previous employees to give bad references about former teachers. Every day I receive google alerts for the term teacher arrested. Parents need to have the right to freely homeschool and not be forced into a system where people like those below exist.

This was today's list.

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Merseyside teacher arrested over pupil sex claim
BBC News
The teacher was arrested on suspicion of an abuse of trust on Wednesday and
is now being questioned by detectives. "Merseyside Police can confirm that
a ...

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Chaparral High School teacher arrested for stalking, has criminal record
Las Cruces Sun-News
By Ashley Meeks Sun-News reporter LAS CRUCES - A special education teacher
who was charged with murder in 1995 as a juvenile was arrested Tuesday on

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Hamilton teacher arrested for indecent exposure
Allegan County News
Middle and elementary school teacher Daniel James Dupuis, 28, of Holland
was arrested and arraigned in Allegan County District Court Monday, April
19. ...

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American School for the Deaf student teacher arrested on sex charges
West Hartford News
WEST HARTFORD -- A student teacher at the American School for the Deaf was
arrested by New York state police on April 20 and admitted to authorities
that he ...

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Teacher arrested
LAYTON Utah (ABC4 News) – A school teacher is arrested and accused of
selling school supplies. Amy Carroll was arrested Sunday after Layton
police claim ...

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Ex-teacher arrested, accused of slamming boy's head on desk
EL PASO, Apr 21, 2010 (El Paso Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information
Services via COMTEX) -- A former middle school teacher was arrested Monday,

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Chaparral High Teacher Arrested
KRWG 90.7
ANTHONY, NM (krwg) - A 31-year-old Las Cruces man who is a teacher at
Chaparral High School was arrested Tuesday evening after he repeatedly
threatened to ...

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Former Star City teacher arrested, accused of sex with student
Arkansas News
By John Whipple STAR CITY — Star City police have arrested a former Star
City High School math teacher who they say admitted to having a sexual
affair with ...

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Teacher arrested for stealing, selling school property
By Mary Richards LAYTON -- A Layton Elementary school teacher is on leave
and has been charged with stealing. Police say she was caught at a swap
meet with ...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We Have Been Saying This for Almost 8 Years, Finally More People Are Saying it Too

Until you get the unions out of Taxpayer Funded Socialist Indoctrination Centers, indoctrination will continue while actual education continues to decline. We must elect lawmakers who actually want America's students educated not indoctrinated. The following piece appeared on Big

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Naming Names: America’s Schools’ Problems Lie with Teachers’ Unions
by Kyle Olson
In his 2007 book, Outrage, Dick Morris said it best: “There’s nothing wrong with America’s schools that breaking the power of the teachers unions wouldn’t cure.”

Few have had the courage to put it that directly. Our organization’s similarly blunt language puts a target on our back, but when you deal with organized labor, you know that comes with the territory. Expecting unions to act like professional organizations is like expecting the government to be frugal. It’s not in their DNA.

As Education Action Group Foundation chronicles daily on and, the national teachers unions and their state affiliates bully and punish school boards and administrators during contract negotiations and school elections. They work aggressively to elect union sympathizers to local school boards, then up end up negotiating friendly contracts with the candidates they just helped to elect. It’s a corrupt system that works to the detriment of children, parents and taxpayers.

And the teachers unions’ answer for school financial problems is always “more taxes,” rather than offering a few concessions that would save schools a ton of money.

When I was invited to speak to the Americans for Prosperity Tax Day rally at the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan last week, it was a first for me. I had never spoken at such an event. It was probably one of the few speeches around the country that zeroed in on the pirates of public education: the teachers unions.

The understanding that teachers unions are the problem, not the cure for our public schools, is finally starting to sink in with the public. Even President Obama, whose campaign collected millions from the teachers unions, has come out in favor of school reforms that the unions violently object to.

The time for change in our public schools is now, and it will start with curbing the power and influence of the teachers unions. Public schools belong to the people, and we’re in the process of taking them back.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Why I Homeschool

Reason number 113 why I homeschool my children. At a Newport school board member Jim discussed how are then four year old daughter could read. A teacher turned to Jim and said no four year old can read. At the time she was able to read such books as Go Dog Go by Dr. Suess.

Reason number 347 why I homeschool. My children are my responsibility your property taxes should not have to pay to educate my children.

Someone I have known for 30 years asked me if I was against public education, here was my answer.

Education is a privilege and not a right and should not be funded by the people. Parents should be responsible for funding their children's education. Stalin, Hitler, Marx all loved public education. I am not against education, I am against government funded education.

Friedrich Engels, who in is 1847 draft of the Manifesto called "Principles of Communism" wrote as one of its tenets:
"Education of all children, from the moment they can leave their mother's care, in national establishments at national cost."

"What luck for rulers that men do not think" - Adolf Hitler "Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them." - Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

For centuries scholars have known that education funded by the government has proven to curb the thinking of men.

Taxpayer funded socialist indoctrination centers aka public schools aka government schools have done their job well when men can no longer see the evils of such institutions.

Quote of the Day - "The abilities of a child are only limited by the minds of the adults that surround said child." Cathy Peschke

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jim Peschke Future Best Selling Author and Tommy Newberry Current Best Selling Author

Yep I am my husband's biggest fan and cheerleader. The picture was taken at New Hampshire Families for Education event at the Draft in Concord New Hampshire on April 17, 2010.

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