Monday, January 31, 2011

Glory Be!

Could it be, could a government body really right a wrong? Could a group of people finally take back schools from the teachers' unions? Public schools were hijacked by the teachers so long ago, it is time to take back schools so they become places of education not indoctrination.

The following piece appeared on

Quote of the Day - We have a cultural notion that if children were not engineered, if we did not manipulate them, they would grow up as beasts in the field. This is the wildest fallacy in the world. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

TN House and Senate considering end of teachers’ unions

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Two bills seek to abolish collective bargaining with boards of education
By Greg England
Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Two bills, recently introduced in both the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives, would abolish teachers’ unions ability to negotiate terms and conditions of professional services with local boards of education.

On Jan. 18, 2011, Rep. Debra Maggart and Rep. Glen Casada introduced House Bill 0130; while Senate Bill 0113, co-sponsored by Sen. Jack Johnson, Sen. Delores R. Gresham, Sen. Jim Summerville, and Sen. Brian Kelsey, was introduced on Jan. 24, 2011.

Both bills would amend Tennessee Code Annotated 5-23-107 and Title 49, also known as the Education Professional Negotiations Act.

The Education Professional Negotiations Act, which was enacted in 1978, gives any person employed by a local board of education or charter school, who has a position that requires a license for service in public elementary and secondary schools the right to form or join an union.

According to the bill’s summary, it would prohibit any local board of education from negotiating with a professional employees’ organization or teachers’ union.

While the bill would remove all rights and requirements under present state law that allows for negotiations between such professional organizations or unions and local boards of education, it would not immediately affect current contracts or previously negotiated terms or conditions.

Any such contract or agreement would remain in full force until the expiration of the contract or agreement.

Employees would then be allowed all employment rights afforded them under state and federal law, as well as any personnel policies applicable to them.

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