Why should teachers, or auto workers for that matter, be evaluated and paid for their performance like every other worker in the country? That just isn’t fair. These union members, with whom Obama has squarely has aligned himself, deserve a guaranteed paycheck, annual raises and better benefits for life than other Americans, don’t they?
Never mind that the UAW is singlehandedly responsible for the legacy costs that add approximately $9K to every car detroit manufactures. The comparable costs from foreign manufacturers is about 1/3 of that. Oh, and by the way, that is the principal reason that GM is in so much trouble. It is not unlike the situation that the NJEA has created for NJ public schools.
Organized labor in this country outlived its usefulness decades ago. Unions are now a debilitating burden on American competitiveness. They have bred generations of workers, who feel entitled and don’t feel that they should be paid for the quality of the work they perform. Don’t believe me? Go back and read Sean Spiller’s comments, the 33-year-old science teacher at Wayne Valley High School, who said he “can’t support merit pay.” Why not Sean, afraid you won’t stack up against your peers? The idea of pay for performance is EXACTLY what is needed in public school systems around the country. Face it people, public school finance and the quality of education is broken in this country. Adhering to the same union mantra of the past 40 years will ensure that it only gets worse.
How ironic that the educators teaching our young children are the ones who have failed to learn from history and choose to remain ignorant, out of their own greed, at the expense of America’s youth.
No wonder they overwhelmingly support Obama, just like the African American woman who was caught on camera the day after the election praising Obama victory, because now “she won’t have to pay her mortgage”. Do we really want to live in a welfare state? Or, do we want to to live in a country, where anything is possible, if you are will ing to work for it (and be compensated accordingly)?