October 30, 2013

Thanks for the black eye

Why does the NEA (National Education Association) and the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) oppose this bipartisan bill?

A bipartisan bill that would stop convicted sex offenders from working in schools has been passed by the House but is running into a foe as it heads to the Senate: major teachers' unions like the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.

The unions have said that the bill "might jeopardize workers' protections under union contracts." Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) opposes the bill because it "does not allow for people to overcome their criminal backgrounds." Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group Foundation said that keeping sex offenders away from children is a "no-brainer." He's right. In this case, the unions and Ellison are brainless.

This is the sort of stuff that turns people's stomachs about unions like the NEA and AFT. They'll oppose this sort of stuff, but after an acquittal they'll take non-educational stances stances like urging the feds to investigate George Zimmerman. Gimme a royal break.

Posted by Hube at October 30, 2013 05:33 PM | TrackBack

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Ellison... another embarrassment from my state. The fact that he opposes the bill makes me despise him even more. Just disgusting.

Unfortunately, he lives in a district (mostly in Minneapolis and some inner suburbs) where it's next-to-impossible to vote him out.

Posted by: Carl at October 30, 2013 05:56 PM