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"american federation teachers" Discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show

The Rush Limbaugh Show

02:59 min | 3 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show

"That he's not culpable even though i think reasonable listeners would argue that he is. I mean found. She's gotta go. And i know that they're dug in on this one and they we've discussed this why they don't want to let vouch ego because first of all i think there are the same way. There are parents who are completely detached from the reality of the numbers and really believed that their child will die unless they're wearing a loosely draped face clogged. Yes for part of the day There are also people who think that without fao she. They couldn't sleep at night and she has become their little. Totalitarian smurfs security blanket. And that's what they don't want to ever give up. I mean they like to have this guy it does. If you're a cnn watcher and first of all you think that cnn is real journalism which is hilarious. To begin with you see on tv. You think okay. We'll be okay. We need to see more foul. She you know and so they don't wanna let him go. We do need to push to get fired. Even though it's not going to happen because eventually it may become such an outcry that they at least make him step down or step aside in some way or just not be the primary sports. When i mean i mean the sideline make somewhere and i. I actually think that the trump administration probably should have fired him. But that's look that's that is. I'll admit that's monday morning quarterbacking now but you know if i am monday morning quarterbacking. I think it would've been worth it to get rid of him early on. But i've gotta say clay this this series of emails as well from the national education association. Any a one of the biggest or the second biggest teachers you know i was in the af. I think they're the biggest american federation. Teachers might be number two but anyway. It's a huge teacher's union and really teachers. Unions are democrats super pacs at. Hold your kids hostage and get and get democrat politicians elected. I mean that's actually what the function of the teachers unions is at the national level. And they're even able to go toe to toe with the white house and here this was. This was published on fox. News dot com white house officials changed and the cdc changed their mass guidance in schools in response to the nea. The teacher's union sending a draft statement to the white house saying that they were going to publicly harshly criticized them and our so called health experts. In the cdc clay bent the knee and beg forgiveness from the filthy underhanded. Teacher's union. commissars right away. How embarrassing is this. I know again. I know the hypocrisy doesn't surprise a lot of you who've listened to us every day because we try to bring you the facts every day but for the white house to claim that all they care about is the science and they're gonna follow the science and they believe in science remember. That was all the stuff that biden said when he's running his campaign and all it takes is the nea the teachers association to say. Hey we're going to call you out. And they immediately abandoned the science. It's absolutely embarrassing by the way going online without express..

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast

Boston Public Radio Podcast

03:12 min | 4 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast

"You know karen. I've driven through spa sandwich so many times and I know there's a lot of trump signs down there. And i suspect since this does break down along partisan lines. I suspect it's for the school committee to get past that animus. It can be and it's always been kind of startling to me to see how strong trump supporters here in town but i think that During most of the pandemic people were very good about wearing masks. We didn't seem to have problems in grocery stores and restaurants and things like that so that was encouraging current. Thank you for sharing. Used to take quick. What's the restaurant right across the street from senate next beaches on six a. It's a nice restaurant amazon's or not just insider morozov boss morales or something. Yes okay just go tell you really quickly. I drove one by one looking for a quick bite to eat and during the during the pandemic and the bar was full of people right next to each other would no mass place was jammed so i thought they were not following the rules there that particular restaurant a little while ago. But they're no longer with us. Karen thank you for the call. You know what i i. I think you mentioned this fair. But in light of the fact you've never said a good word about. Oh you mentioned randi weingarten also locally. The american federation teachers jessica tang in boston. Teacher's union endorsing a mandate as well. I'm gonna ask for a no for vaccinations. Lisa parts of vaccine mandate well. It was in the boston globe by assume it is True or force it. I thought it was gonna be mandates mandates as far as i know. Okay well good for her then good for her and the nationally. The teachers unions are wind gardens. Union and the other union the national also revising their guidelines based on the delta variant. And how much. It is hurting. Little kids eight seven seven three zero one. Eighty nine seventy lori-ann from lunenberg. Thank you for calling laura. Hey go i. I'm a person with cerebral palsy. And i am in a couple of groups on facebook for people with c. p. and I'm seeing that people with c. P. m. s. and muscular dystrophy getting covert and recovering but afterwards they develop muscle-wasting disease and. I haven't heard this discussed anywhere publicly. But it's even more for people to get vaccinated particularly if they have somebody in their close proximity. Who have one of these disabilities laurean though. I just wondered. If you have three palsy our ms can you get vaccinated yes you can come fully vaccinated and Yes people can get back. Okay what were you gonna say before. We interrupted you lori and there are four. You're gonna say mandatory vaccinations. yes okay. Yes in mandatory mask laurean. Thank you for sharing. That is a great point. Thank you are a lot of people who cannot afford additional amant..

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

05:03 min | 4 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Advocates is early. Some advocates sociology will say oh no no. That's not even what about at all. However i've heard enough anecdotes about what's actually being presented in classrooms. That i'm worried. Now i'm an outsider around the parent and i'm home schooling so i have a six year old homes going so i'm not worrying about it in a personal level because it's not gonna affect my family directly And it would take a really deep dived of to figure out how widespread this is in schools so you. Can't you know what i'm hearing his anecdotes. So it's hard for me to know how deep the problem goes. But i've heard enough cases that i think that is a problem. That is a real problem and at least some of our students are on the receiving end of this of this sort of approach. Fourteen thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten k. k. dot com joined by author and columnist for complete. Colorado are a armstrong. All right so you had. Let's see the two largest teachers unions. The national education association the american federation teachers. They announced they jumped on the crt bandwagon and the american federation of teachers has apparently joined forces with one even ex kennedy an activist scholar who openly embraces racial discrimination against white. Who wrote in how to be an anti-racist the only remedy to caste discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination that's circular logic. Well i think it's really unfortunate. That kennedy has become so popular I don't think that he's even a good representative of critical race theory. I don't think he's frankly the the best presenter of his position. I think that he's really good at making money. At dumbing down these ideas for public. Which.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast

Boston Public Radio Podcast

05:15 min | 4 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast

"The woman that's the head of the massachusetts teachers association It should be a local decision. So they're not at the same the same place. I remember talking to the head of the american federation teachers. Nationally are early this spring. But that's not going to mention that because that was a long ago it doesn't even matter coming back after that confidence and trust me. So paul coming stay on the fourth not from me believe me stay on the on conscious denigrate thing. I think she does no one. I know but the one that said locally. I mean i criticize teachers unions a lot. This is a great thing. I think she's absolutely right. Anyone gardeners iraqi wind like crap and then a case Paul locked in your basement margaret. Could she would trust me. Hey having a feisty discussion all beyond the mass are all the plans. I mean it seems to me. It's a whole new universe. Come to fall within our kids under twelve being vaccinated at least for the foreseeable future. I mean what's the fall. Gonna look like in your estimation across not here only. I'm talking about across the board. But again i think it depends on how numbers run but something else that was in that recommendation that has Less common it on but they equally important in terms of the practical ramifications of mass. Is they three-foot. Distancing require a good point and and you know those requirements will push many schools beyond the capacity of a classroom others twenty five or thirty kids in a classroom and you have to do them at three feet. they're not all going to fit and And that's when you've got some real practical problems that push many school systems You know last semester to have some of their students online and some person and these hybrid models. So i think that's something to watch closely. The degree to which school systems or states are going to require that three-foot distancing because everybody can do the math and you can still all being placed and have the same ratios and things of that nature the three-foot distancing and let alone what might.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

04:37 min | 5 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Of the biggest demonstrations in decades were held in cities across Cuba over the weekend, including the capital, Havana. Grievances include economic collapse, restrictions on civil liberties and the government response to the Covid 19 pandemic that were met by thousands of pro government supporters after a televised appeal from the president to defend the 1959 revolution, which brought the Communists to power videos shared on social media show protesters chanting with some overturning police cars. And looting shops. Michael Kastner News 93.1 kfbk that away, but that, by the way, is a story Cristina that is not getting frankly, a whole lot of attention from a lot of media outlet in it's a very big story in Cuba, where the protests have been ongoing. The State Department remember the state Department over the weekend tweeted out that this was as a result of Covid 19. That's right. And, uh, Senator Marco Rubio from Florida reacted to that very quickly, saying that's absolutely ridiculous. There's a lot more than that going on, he said. This has to do with decades of oppression and communism in that country, and people are fed up. So anyway, there's a lot more to this story. And believe us that that one is not going away Those protests that's not a one off event. 705 is a time it is time now for our featured audio clip this hour. Thus far, the public health experts have determined that those who have been vaccinated do not need to get a booster shot. But That could change. According to Dr Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to President Bush, who appeared on CNN's state of the union. It is our featured audio clip this hour in our Monday morning wrap of the Sunday morning talk shows. There are studies being done now. Ongoing as we speak about looking at the feasibility about if and when we should be boosting people. So this isn't something that we say No, we don't need to boost right now. The stories ended forever. No, There's a lot of work going on to examine this in real time to see if we might need a boost, But right now given the data At the CDC and the FDA has they don't feel that we need to tell people right now you need to be boosted so no boost in the immediate future, according to Dr Fauci, who was pushed out by the White House to make a number of appearances on the Sunday morning talk to us, not just CNN. He was under the sea as well. Well, we'll see that changes. You know, as we get into August in September well and it raises a broader issue of you know, Are they doing anything they can to revive his credibility because his credibility is very much In question in many corners. I want to get back to the mask issue in California schools because you were you had brought up that two of the largest teachers. Unions in the country have weighed in on this. Okay. Two of the nation's biggest teachers unions have praised the CDC. For the for schools, saying it offers a roadmap for return to normal even as states go different routes, the American Federation Teachers and National Education Association said this is grounded in both science and common sense, according to the New York Times. Then, after CDC issues that California immediately has a counter guidance RA mandating masks in the fall for all teachers, all students, no matter if they've been vaccinated or not. This is from the secretary. Uh, the California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Mark Galli quote. At the outset of the new year, Students should be able to walk into school without worrying about whether they will feel different or singled out for being vaccinated or unvaccinated. Treating all kids. The same will support a calm and supportive school environment that has nothing to do with science. Nothing. To do with science. We were told we would be led by the science and the data. You remember, our governor said data and science will drive this whole There's nothing about data or science in that statement at all. So the justification for having every child wear a mask in public school has nothing to do with science and everything to do with the fact that they might not feel different. I don't want them to feel different. Yes. That's according to Marc Galle. We're not putting words in his mouth. He said that that's his quote. Right here. I'm looking at it. So we got to make sure our kids all feel good. Parents are activated on this issue. Oh, yeah, they are. They are activated, So we're expecting our first lawsuit concerning this issue. We will then answer going to happen. It's going to happen because we look there are decisions being made in this state that defy science and defy data that we are hearing from the top public health officials in this country. And if you've seen some of the lab reports of what's on those masks after use. I'm afraid to know. Yeah, it's nothing nothing to do with health, That's for sure, right? Right. All right, Let's get you caught up in your top national story from.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

01:54 min | 5 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"Is growing is at that but rufo is correct. There isn't investi children's book directed at your kids that teaches them. That you're whiteness is a deal that you effectively make with satan in which you got all these wonderful privileges all you have to give up his your soul gate but again. The eye rolling from the media is not a true iro because they know it's true. it's just. They objected to you noticing. This they don't like the or noticing this and by the way it's the biggest teachers unions in the country. The american federation teachers randi weingarten one of the worst people in the country. I mean just truly a bad person with regard to shutting down schools with regard to disadvantaged children the randi weingarten says if people break the law states are now passing laws to ban critical race theory as they should because again. It is a practical. It is not a theory is not a way of in the world. It is a it is an activist indoctrination tool okay. Randi weingarten says if teachers violate the law. Then we will defend them in court. That is we will do that. Mark my words are union will defend any member who gets in trouble for teaching honest history. We have a legal defense fund ready to go and we were preparing for litigation as we speak. I'm sure they would not have similar thoughts about teaching traditional american history. Fiat fired for that over at the afc and there is an indoctrination movement on the left has moved throughout our schools. It is it is truly amazing and by the way it does not just apply with regards race. It also obviously applies with regard to sexual identity. We'll get to that in just one moment. Because every form of radicalism has set its roots deep into the bedrock of the fundamental institutions of american life. First let's talk about the fact that this summer. Hopefully we'll all be back on the move. I mean you should be a gate. Life is back to normal. And if you're not treating it as normal you're doing it wrong. Well that means that you need a great pair of wireless ear buds and whether you are just going out and enjoying the day and listening to some tunes or whether you're listening to podcasts like this one whatever it is that you are doing you need a great pair of wireless..

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

06:05 min | 6 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Those about a third are doing so through a critical race theory Lens. And so this really is a big part of what faculty yet. Colleges of education are studying today, which, of course, as we said, trickle down to the K 12 classroom, you have to understand how long this has been around. It's not new when she talks about the 19 thirties that Dr Lindsey Burke from Heritage Foundation. It was all about that study. We were discussing that shows that teachers want to teach. Critical race theory. In civics classes, and it's not that the majority are are in favor of this about 40% 40% is Is enough to scare the living daylights. Addie, if you ask me Enough to scare the living daylights out of me. This. Goes back to the Frankfurt school. F R A N K F U R T And this this Marxist Theory. This idea of Utilizing race as this As this lens As this viewpoint as this well, here's the problem built and created as a way To divide Marxism is based on predicated on the idea. Divide and conquer. That's what it's based on. It is based on the idea of the destruction of norms. We look to black lives matter. We looked at their manifesto on their website, which they have since changed. Getting rid of the nuclear family, No fathers, that's Marxism, destroying the nuclear family. The concept of the family Creates a a nihilism where people look for something else to fill the void in terms of leadership. And values and morals. And what is that thing? It's the state. Just like they believe in the eradication of religion to do the same. When people don't have a moral center. They will utilize something else to fill the void. They will find a way. To fill the void. That's Just a fact. We hear this conversation when people turn to drug dependency or other things, we we? We hear about this in a myriad of ways. This isn't we're not, you know, robin or crystals together. No one's trying to sell you some essential oils. We are factually discussing. The story. The reality of our lives. And this Marxism has been prevalence for years, and people have been educated on it for years, in different ways and in different places, and one of the things that you'll hear about Is that you know No one. No one's trying to trying to teach critical race it. Oh, no, We're not trying to take a critical critical race theory, but the staff takes classes in racial equity. Well, why is the staff taking the class if it's not going to then trickle down to the students? Why would we as parents believe you? What have you done? Teachers, Union or staff to make us believe you? We believe that you are more interested in looking good to a certain group, as opposed to doing good for the students who are our Children. We've seen this in regards to covid all around the country. We see this when there are still people pushing the idea that kids have to wear masks going into the 2021 school year. 2021 2022 We have seen the Randi Weingarten's of the World American Federation. Teachers say it's about the union and it's not about the student. That's my take on what she has said. And most importantly, Many parents are realizing for the very first time. That they have ceded too much. To the teachers. Not that they're angry with the teachers. But they really they trusted and kids go to school. Okay? I got work to do. Okay. Kids in school. It's fine. No, they've learned now that the school may not have been doing right by their kid. And maybe for years. And so they are saying, my gosh, we have to get involved. We have to do something. And here's what we're going to do rationally and honestly and clearly and look at all the pushback. They get. Look at all the things they're called Bigot and racist. And this and that and the other and friendships break up. So you don't believe in critical race theory. I can't be your friend anymore. No more family vacations for us. I want to talk to you. I'm going to tell everybody I know you're a bigot that has happened. I know those stories. The parents say, Yeah, that's all right. Kids are worth it. Why is there so much pushback and so much lack of intellectual integrity from the CNN's of the world? Because it's better just to attack as opposed to recognize that the parents have a point. And this man speaking at that school board meeting, you heard first has a point, and Dr Lindsey Burke has a point. This has been going on for forever. And none of it does well by our kids. The great pushback is what I dubbed it hashtag the great pushback. It continues. Good on you guys. Antoni Cats. I spent a lot of time talking about my pillow. And now Mike.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

07:01 min | 7 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"I am Larry Elder. We are relief active com studio later on. The eggy of New York, the one who says that her probe is now criminal into Donald Trump has had a history of attacking trump. Well before she became a G when we're talking about that. And the head of the American Federation of Teachers. Randi Weingarten was on C span. Mad. Not a good move. Heard from a lot of parents Not happy with the quality of education. Their kids are getting K through 12. All of that. And more. Triple 8971 s a G Triple 89717243. I am Larry Elder. We are Relief active dot com Studio Way just had an extensive interview with Doug Heiken. The former Democrat lawmaker. He is in Israel. And we talked about the at the end of the interview, talked about the phenomenon of black anti Semitism here in America. One of the Anti Defamation League. Blackstar anywhere from 2.5 3 times more likely to be anti Semitic than non black gentiles. What's up with that? I think I told you about a friend of mine. He changed his name to a Muslim name renounce Christianity because, he said it was the slave religion. Lot of blacks have no blooming idea. That Arab slavers Took more slaves. Out of Africa. Transported them to South America and the Middle East. And you're in European slavers. Took out of Africa and transport it to what we call North America. In his book called Conquest and Cultures. Here's what Thomas Soul, says quote By the time the European discovered the Western Hemisphere at the end of the 15th century, Muslim merchants already dominated the slave trade in West Africa, as they did in East Africa and North Africa. The Islamic Jihad's of the 18th and 19th centuries created new Muslim states in West Africa, which in turn promoted enslavement on a larger scale altogether. Between 16 50 18 50. At least five million slaves were shipped from West Africa alone. And while slavery ended in the West and some Islamic countries in Africa and the Middle East, slavery lasted even longer. Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Sudan continue to hold slaves on past the middle of the 20th century. End of quote. And he didn't even talk about the Attrition rate. In the case of the Arab slave. Many of the slaves had to be transported on foot through this, Hera. With death rates as high as 80%. As opposed to an estimated death rate of around 10 to 15% for the transatlantic slave trade. He used to be a magazine called Emerge. By the way, that magazine came out the same time Another magazine did call Destiny. The editor of Destiny is a friend of mine named Malcolm. Make Little This is in the nineties. And emerge was a offshoot of Ebony magazine. And it was an angry black magazine. It had a cover, for example of Clarence Clarence Thomas with a handkerchief on his head. And the graphic headline referred to him as Uncle Thomas. Lawn jockey to the far right and you open the magazine and there's a cartoon of Clarence Thomas shining the shoes of Anton Scalia. I kid you not Call emerge. And if you open that magazine A TNT. Chrysler Pepsi Cola, all these major sponsors. My poor friend Malcolm make little who came out with his magazine the same year. Could not get arrested. His magazine was uplifting was positive, talked about the progress Blacks debate he could not get any of these major sponsors but emerged got a boatload of him. Ultimately emerge failed. But when it was in existence They had a poll. He asked the following statement of various groups in America Do. Blacks complained about racism Do black stick to themselves? Do black prefer welfare or blacks? Less ambitious? Too loud, Too pushy? Not as hard working, not his honest, have too much power in the United States? In every single case, Jews were the least likely of any group, including blacks. The answer truly any of those statements Jews showed less hostility, less racism, less bigotry towards blacks than any other group in the country. Another fact Virtually every other group. Once that group becomes more and more affluent, they tend to vote more and more Republicans. Largely because of economics. Republicans tend not to raise taxes. Democrats tend to so as people become more affluent, Generally speaking, they become more Republican. Not so with juice. No matter how much money they have, they retain their allegiance to the Democratic Party. When I informed my friend of the Centuries longer involvement in the slave trade out of Africa by Arab slavers. My friend told me that I was a liar that I was reading European writers and White American writers. I said, really Thomas Soul is a white American. Henry Louis Gates. Talked about the slave trade. The Arab slave trade is a European White European At some point, we began to talk about sports. Now. C SPAN Callers had a field day with the American Federation teacher, Union leader Randi Weingarten. I'd like to ask you why you think a pandemic The reason to re imagine our education and basic would be nice. The public schools have failed these Children before on the education basis. To learn all this social Reeducation apparent. Hello? Hi. Yeah, I'm from Syracuse, New York, And in the last few years we've had under 40% graduation, right. The part that I don't understand is how come the parochial schools and the private schools could navigate their way through this scenario. But the public schools didn't seem to be able to manage that. These kids these days they can go to college. Get some degree, you know. It's not not worth anything. You know they can't get a job, so we really focus on the trade. That would be good if you waited that through the future because right now I mean, come on. Be honest.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

05:42 min | 7 months ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Right now. But I would hope that Fox would do what everybody else in public health is doing. Which is we have to get our kids vaccinated was the vaccination is okay. I would hope Fox says, toe all these people. I don't want the vaccines that think there's a problem. Why don't you and I do things together to get our kids back to school? This is what we need to do. We have to stop the misinformation. We have to stop the disinformation the skies as you know. Um, you know, As you know, Uh many of those students were back without being vaccinated, and the CDC said it wasn't required for teachers or students to be vaccinated to go back to school. Exactly. It's it's amazing how People in the left one obvious, Kate on this point Reason magazine has the story up as of the 2020 23. When school year wheezes stores expiration of foul, new public policy term has arisen to meet our fallen moment, Experts have coined the term school hesitancy. You described the remarkably durable resistance to a return to traditional learning, The New York Times reported over the weekend. More than one third of 4th and 8th graders and an even larger group of high school students are still learning remote on Lee, Majority of Black, Hispanic and Asian American students remain out of school teachers, unions and their apologist or find of portraying this reluctance as largely an exercise in choice. I'm minority parents who have understandable mistrust of the systems dedication to safety. The real issue now is, how are we going to get parents to trust the system and send their kids back to school? According to Rainey Weigert, the very American Federation teachers president. I just played the audio of New York City schools are open. ELISA Shapiro tweeted inaccurately last week attempting to fact check and Andrew Gang campaign advertisement. The issue is 600,000 pairs have decided to keep their kids learning from all Getting those parents back is the challenge here. Now here's the problem is this actually is a misstatement of truth. They've gone so woke on this stuff. They're misrepresenting the situation. What they're claiming is that minority students are not going back to school. Because their parents don't trust the white school systems. That's not actually true. In most of these cases, it's the schools in the minority areas that are not open. Even his public school systems air Open. Those schools themselves are not as teachers refused to go back to work, and the the news media is completely distorting it, which is unfortunate. Really, really is actually a really unfortunate problem with black and Hispanic and Asian American families aren't able to go into school because their school systems are closed. Now let's go back to the folds on the powers you, Rhonda, You're gonna be next welcome. Hi. Thanks for taking my call. Sure. I was just wondering if you were aware of the $55 million solar project that's being built on 700 acres just outside of Perry along I 75 South wasn't there two big ones? There's one off the highway, 23 headed eastbound down a 16 and then the one down in period, there's some massive solar panel fact farms. Yes, they are. So I'm wondering just out of curiosity because I really haven't done that much research. I'm a truck driver and I passed by it every day. How do they determine what the percentage of power's gonna be? Revenue did from that? Um, you know, I honest to goodness have no idea how they figure that out. I'm sure someone listening may be able to find the answer. My now this is, uh s so there are two separate facilities. One is Georgia Power. The one you're talking about his green power E m c down the middle. George is gonna be a 503 megawatt generation portfolio. 93% of solar power resource is I'm looking on their website. I'm not exactly sure I do believe that the State Public Service Commission Help set the rate as to what the power's gonna be charged. As and part of the rate setting in Georgia requires late line maintenance Esso when they when they said the power they got also pay for coverage of the lines of the Georgia power side on highway 23. I think it's gonna be the largest solar panel farm in the Southeast United States. It's a massive one. They're building down their asses. The public service Commission has pushed him to do more renewable, but also maintained their base load so they'll have a nuclear power plant and solar power for Georgia power, which will be great. For the States based low power. Hey, was whether traffic 95.5 w S b Atlantis news and it's 1 30. Good afternoon. I'm Sabrina Cubit live in the WSB 24 hour news center here in Atlanta and Amber alert has been issued for twin boys. Six weeks old. They were lasting, leaving Savannah with a black woman in a four door sedan, either a Nissan ultimate or Kia Optima. The predicament at the pump Taste 65 2 days ago, and now it's 2 85 and they limit $10 a gallon NOW and McDonough Highway. 81 Marathon WSB Is Chris Camp reporting this afternoon. The cyber attack that shut down colonial pipeline has created long lines at some stations and complaints of price. Cal Jing Rising prices around Metro Atlanta 30 cents.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on 710 WOR

"With that that exist. They pretend Then it's all about Protecting the kids and helping the kids. I've I've sat down. I've interviewed teachers union heads. And Randi Weingarten from the American Federation teachers and I've sat down multiple times with her during doing interviews in the past. And it's always Oh, teachers just want to teach and they just love the kids, and we want to do what's best for the kids. And then the moment you know, you hear that, And then you turn around and you say Okay. But what about the fact that you're really just want to make sure there's no accountability for bad teachers? And you know you create this 10 years? Is that my tenure for public school teachers where the university professors I need the intellectual leeway to be honest, and they can't even I mean, if you are you actually saying a lot of major public school systems here as a teacher, that you were Trump supporter? You know, it probably find a way to get rid of you somehow. You can't do that. You can't say it. So what's the explanation? Why are they doing this? Then? Why are they shutting down schools and making all these changes to schooling and cities and states across the country? Well, because They can. And because they made bad decisions in the past. And there continue to make bad decisions now because they Don't want to go back. And show people that they were wrong. I mean, they don't want to explain to people that what they've made them do that that the fact that we had kids out of school member in Europe. You know, sometimes Europe, the lives will say is an important place for comparison. Other times it's not in Europe, we will hear. We've seen rather that they kept schools open the whole time. Never close schools during the pandemic and most mid European countries and they've been fine. They've been fun. We've done this. We've run the experiment is I keep saying it's all but they still shut them down. And you know, for Thanksgiving. They're telling us no indoor. No indoor gatherings. Think about this. I mean, people are indoors now, more than ever, anyway, so they're really putting all this. Focus on Don't be around your family on Thanksgiving. When based on what And what are we supposed to do instead of this here is the governor of Texas. Who has been okay on these issues. Not great, not like Rhonda Sanchez. Florida does not have masked mandates. Florida's doing well, They've had more businesses open. I've got a lot of friends down there. Talk them all the time. Floor is doing great. Doing just fine. And they don't have all these onerous policies. They've taken a much more, let people make their own choices and decisions about this approach. The Florida is doing very, very well. Here's Governor Abbott of Texas that it has been OK. Not great. But he's at least and what they're doing in Oregon is totally nuts. Government for you go the governor of Oregon. Ah, Woman by the name of Kate Brown says, Hey, if you see anybody breaking any of our state suggestions and guidelines call the cops. Is that the way they should handle that? Call the cops. If you see somebody walking around with no mask, I gotta tell you, I think that may have some Fourth Amendment based challenges there. But also I have to point out the irony. Understand correctly. Oregon just legalized heroin and maybe cocaine. And so is okay. Toe heroin and cocaine, but not Turkey for Thanksgiving. That is un American. It just does not make sense. I'm glad Texas hasn't gone is crazy is Oregon and California some these other places. Outdoor dining in California's Shut down based on what They don't even don't even gain To explain that they don't even go through the process go through the The motions of acting like this is what needs to happen. And here's why. They don't They don't tell us the why they just say do this because we insist. That you do this Do this? Because if you don't we will. We will punish you. I find this deeply troubling, and I'm very pleased that there are as many law enforcement officers as we've already seen, who are saying that they will Not enforce this. But the moment you hear that, you know what's coming. You're going to also have to hear from really the the tyrant in chief these days, But I think that Cuomo, who's getting his Emmy For his little TV conferences during Cove it seniors were dying in higher numbers here than anywhere else in the country, maybe anywhere else in the world, with the possible exception of northern Italy. Seniors were dying in horrific numbers in New York state. Almost giving these press conferences going on his brother's show at night like It's some kind of variety hours, something and they're doing jokes and Showing up with props and everything. And he's being rewarded by The establishment in some capacity in the Who cares about me's anymore. All these awards awards and professional stuff. I always think this is always kind of a joke. You know, I got like an Emmy or a Peabody who I don't know. I think that stuff is all There's all kind of silly, you know, It's like when you're a kid, you get a little plastic trophy because you win the tournament. Fine. That's exciting than you realize. You know, you know, no one needs your $10 plastic trophy for the soccer tournament from when you're eight. No one cares. Cuomo, though, gets his is Emmy. Has written a book on.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

06:48 min | 1 year ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Question Don plan was she would should we? You know, If these teachers here in Texas go on strike should they lose their teaching certificate? Should they lose the retirement benefits? And I know that sounds harsh. It is It is harsh, and I know that that's that's the potential because it is basically illegal to strike is a teacher. That's the law practices, but I think these are given the circumstances and the sum of the valid concerns, even though I think they should go back, You know, I think they should all go back to work, but same time you've got to respect their their concerns. So I would say right now they would need to get a bit of a pass. It's it's illegal in Texas for Texas public school teachers to strike But the American Federation teachers, they say they're Texas members they are ready to do so. Nevertheless, because of this Corona virus, yeah, the the largest teacher's union in the country says it will support Texas. If they do decide to strike. Yeah, and and in Texas, it's illegal. Ah, striking teacher could lose all state certificates and his or her retirement benefits can be revoked. If this just had to do with money, period, you know, and we didn't have the pandemic going on. Then I would have a problem with it, or it's a different by the strike. This is a different kind of deal, and it's this is a life or death kind of thing again. I'm not saying I'm panicking like they are but but you have to respect everybody's situation. Right now on and everybody's mind set, So I think it would be a bit harsh to Ah, you know, pull their certificates and pull their retirement as well. I just wondered what you know Some of those teachers out there are you start to get creative. I mean, I know you get a paycheck now. But is this pandemic and the way your school's reopening plants and as those planes continue to change? Are you thinking about a career change? Yeah, right. Just because you're moving on. You know you just Just don't mess with you. Don't put yourself into a classroom again. Odysseus story yesterday about one particular teacher. I can't remember if it was in the Austin area. This was a national story, but that just decided. You know what? I'm just going to retire. I'm just going to go ahead and retire now. Sure, Sure. I wonder if there's an opportunity out there for Ah. You know a home schooling kind of teacher to be hired by a rich family to teach their kids is that possible that a gig is that a side hustle is at a gig is an opportunity, you know, because because I planted the seed, you know, there are families out there that would pay $100,000 a year. To educate their two or three kids. And what teacher wouldn't take that? That's right. But we've seen some family. We're doing math by the pool today in the backyard. Yeah, the exactly What a great gig you and have those who could afford it. Probably would. Yeah. So while students at the University of Texas are on average, uncomfortable with the university's plans for re opening this, according to a recent online survey was conducted by student groups this month. The survey was created by three student legislative organizations, the Senate college councils of Student Government and Graduate Assembly, and earlier this month, student leaders told the Austin American Statesman They were conducting the survey because They felt student input was disconnected from the administrative decision process and all of this that badly between July the 15th and 25th. The survey was passed out via e mail and social Media. They got about 1500 responses, and UT has more than 5100 undergraduates and graduate students. And basically, respondents were asked on the scale of 0 to 10. What 10 being extremely comfortable how comfortable they are with the university's reopening plan, which includes some in person classes and many online. The average response was 2.73 so they're not comfortable. Well in and it makes sense because the problems a lot of the problems of these flare ups are coming from that age group in the University of Texas has been labeled the university has the most case. Yeah, and you're gonna have those students that do return to school that are going to live like there is a pandemic going on, and they are going to socially distance and they're gonna have their mask and blah, blah, blah on Then you're gonna have an aspect of the student body that is going to absolutely Go nuts and and pretend that is college like any other time and they're going to party and they're going to get together And there you go. I think these kids were confused by the survey 0 to 10 10 being comfortable. I think they were concerned. I think they got the numbers wrong. I think they were confused by the wording of the of the survey because the kids I see this age, they're the ones going to bars. The other one's going to compost and Lucas. They don't look like they're afraid to me. What? No again that that's where the lot of the flare ups were coming for him from just not thinking that this has anything to do with them. Their behavior tells a different story, right? But you will have a portion that will be doing the best they can. But I think you're gonna have Maura that they're just going to. Hey, we're back it Maybe they just don't like I don't like being in the classroom where they don't like being all online. They don't like what the details are. They're uncomfortable with the change. Yeah. You know what I mean? Yeah, I don't think they're afraid they don't seem to be afraid based on their actions. You know, Todd, I mean, it always air invincible, right? Yeah, right. In the end the way it all feels to me, and it's not good for the economy, and it's not good for the students. It's not good for the teachers. It's not good for anything, but but the more wood we hear about this and talk about it and just see the indecision As far as how this is going to work, the more I almost feel. Like they just need to call it for the the the fall and go back in January. Do all on line. I mean online, the whole online Plenty. Schools are doing that it just it's it are, you know it's already a mess. It's already a mess. It's already confusing and I again I don't see how they're going to make this work, and it's almost feels like you know what? We're just We need to call it. We need to call it but that's not gonna happen. It is 23. You could jump in at 51283605 90 Democrat Georgia representative Vernon Jones was on MSNBC yesterday and told the news guy Craig Melvin, that ah that he has paid to shape the liberal narrative. No Democrat Vernon Jones, a Democrat. He is he's part of Ah group of Democrats that support the president. And and he's a black man. And so is Craig Melvin. And they really got into it about Vernon Jones and his support for the president. You are camping, surrogate. Are.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

06:54 min | 1 year ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on 790 KABC

"You can follow on Twitter at man Hayworth. Dr Hayworth on the subject of whether or not student should Show up to campus for instruction in the fall. We know the teachers unions don't want that because they say it will put their members at risk of contracting Covad, 19. The New York Times is now reporting. That teacher's unions also don't want much. Construction going on from home. One of the reasons that they gave for that is that teachers are getting anxiety about their personal appearance and the appearance of their homes on camera. As soon as you mentioned the New York Times piece, you know soon as you mentioned this topic, John, I knew you were gonna talk about the Fact that the teachers unions are Not even in a subtle way are doing everything they can to back America. Our families are students there holding those hostage are taxpayers into a corner. They think that by the way, you know they're also threatening so called safety strikes. They think the American Federation teachers now Authorized its member out organizations to pursue so called safety strikes. This is all designed to, um, Hee. It looks. You know, The best interpretation is that these folks really are so incredibly fearful about everything. That they and then there are people like that. You know that They're just unwilling to go anywhere. Do anything there? Do they want to shut down completely. That certainly doesn't comport with appearance issues. Uh, you know, but they're that neurotic. But, you know, we all know that If that's the case, we will be paying a very dear price. For nothing we're getting students are our students are in fact not just for nothing but for our kids to be harmed. The American Academy of Pediatrics has said Children need to be back in school for myriad reasons. Because psychologically they needed they need the socialization. They have education plans that really can't be fully pursued without there being there in person. There are mental health issues that can only be attended to. In that way. They were lying school from you for nutrition. Working families rely on school and there is no medical or epidemiologic reason. That we cannot do this and get the teachers unions persist because they're trying to extort the American public for their own gain and power. And now is the time to defund them and de certify them and say We wish you healthy and safe lives by all means. Isolate yourselves to the maximum, But we will not pay for you to do that. You are done. I would add one more point. We hear constantly teachers or heroes. Teachers are beyond reproach. And look, Many of them are many of them do a fantastic job. Many of them are forced to us. However, I point this fact out. Teachers are one population of people. We aren't allowed to ever say anything bad about and they're doing everything they can right now to not show up to work. Get slurred every single day on every channel on every newspaper in the country, and they're the ones who are showing up to work every day dealing with the mess. Exactly. And John, you're absolutely right. And of course, this is in a sense. This is kind of like the most protracted mass scale game of the dog is eating my homework. Ah, right, you know, just excuse after excuse after excuse as to why they cannot do this, you know, And yet, you know, Pasadena Unified School District declared this week that they're going to offer child care. They're actually going to aggregate Children in rooms. With baby sitters to do online instruction, and they're charging parents for the privilege while they're still faint, paying full truck for their school taxes. You know, Americans have got to realise in the teacher unions owned the Democratic Party. Own it. Oh, Joe Biden. If if if they are allowed to prevail there, there is no end to the parasitic behaviour that they will pursue against Americans, families and taxpayers. They don't want school choice there against Governor Newsome, As you know, has declared that even private schools cannot meet. There are wonderful teachers in this country. I was blessed. They have some of the most marvellous teachers you could ever imagine. In Munster, Indiana public schools on I assure you those teachers would would would be the one saying to their there if they were in a union saying to their fellow union members. I'm sorry. I cannot be part of this. And there were wonderful teachers out there who want to be free of these constraints. Let us press the point. It is time for a Ronald Reagan, uh, air traffic controller moment. Let's go to Marco. Marco, You're on K. ABC. Welcome. Thanks protocol. I'm really concerned that a lot of these masks that we're using are made in China and elsewhere. And what is what are the chances that Children and adults years from now, 20 years from now we'll have lung cancer or some kind of lung disease because of the particles that are going into our lungs. Marco, I want to assure you I'm virtually certain as certain as I can be of anything that that would not occur. Um, thank you. I'm not worried, and I wear Chinese because that's what we can get, and that that's where manufacturing capabilities are President Trump his enormous credit. Marco is working nonstop, Teo bring central manufacturing back to this country and bravo to him. He is. He's a wonderful leader on that. But in the meantime, you know we have an interdependence with China. I'm worried Chinese made mask and I'm not worried about that. I do worry about a lot of things that China does no question about it. But I'm not worried about this. I don't want you to worry, either. You can wear a mask and not worry about that. Now, Dr Hayworth when you do one of your many TV appearances, how much anxiety do you have over the appearance of your house? Well, John, I have one room in my 30 year old house and I kid you not I have one room that is sufficiently tidy that I can actually set up my computer for video appearance..

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"The way we're going to proceed. It's not up to the president of the United States. There is something called the Constitution about guides government power on then they're Siri's of laws that are based on the Constitution, and the president does not have the authority to open schools. Brandon doesn't have the authority to direct the department education to withhold federal education funds from schools that refused to open. Where's the DOJ? Where is the is the power of the executive branch and all these fights? I worry. I worry that there's still a belief in the White House that Just in the initial shutdown was the right thing that I mean the national everybody has shut down was the right thing to do. I worry that that's still where they are. I really do. We will get more into that. I also have to say, though that's ah ahs. Ah, video as we're talking of reopening schools, video of a couple of teachers Is this from campus reform and everyone's saying maybe we should keep the school's closed. When they saw these two teachers remember, teachers just want to teach the out of the American teacher's Federation or whatever American Federation teachers. They just want to teach art teachers air You know they're all doing God's work. Some of them are something they're wonderful. I love some teachers. Plenty of friends or a teacher, but someone very pretty bad of their chops. I think that's fair to say Here are two teachers that smoke that campus reform and make sure that we all know what kind of stuff they know. Play clip. So I was 1/7 grade civics teacher, government teacher and she is an elementary school teacher. What year? Did we get our independence? 17 something we're teachers. I actually don't teach what's in our curriculum, teaching Children social studies that's not in our curriculum, teaching them things about how to be an antiracist taught them about protesting. I taught them about black lives matter. That's right. Anti racist training for your kids from social studies. Teachers who don't know what you're the country was founded. If you told me that I had to. I had to find someone who fits that. That that description right? A social studies teacher who didn't know what your the country was founded. I actually would have thought that that would be pretty tough, apparently, campus or form is able to find them right away. No problem. On this. Frustrating. But it's also illuminating. It tells us That Kids really are not getting How about this? The Department of Education is not sending us their best Okay, or the local teachers association. Whatever it may be. It's doing the hiring in your area. They're not sending us their best. This was this was a real moment. This was a real moment. Yeah, I guess we should. Yeah, we got over the school's anyway, obviously, but this was pretty funny Whenever we're sharing this around, saying OK, Well, here's some teachers that remember this is their training, the future generations of people that are going to be screaming and cops faces on the streets, You know, spittle coming out of their mouths. About how cops are racist, but they're the they're the good people for telling the cops were doing unnecessary, an important job in society. How awful they are. They're being taught this in school with your tax dollars. You're listening to the Buck Sexton show on the most powerful name and talk. Talk radio, 6 80 WCBS WCBM Baltimore.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"You have inside user pronouns is is guys gals whatever whatever one's chosen nomenclature would be Ben Serra yeah about about public schools I mean this is true from friends of mine who teach in the public school system and I've talked about this and what you're telling me this is the way that it is and it is very much a social sanity and I I really don't like the you know I've had I've sat down with teachers you have said on the present the American federation teachers a few times I work at the hill and it was just the same all want want want want talking points about how teachers just want to teach and just about teaching about the kids about our future and teachers wanted to teach and the kids in our future and okay yeah but like where we spending all this money wire out wire outcomes on any better why are we not seeing test scores rise wire charter schools able to fix this problem in a way the public schools can't even the public schools have greater resources like that's the conversation that we should have no why isn't parental involvement more a a of school curriculum and an eight and honest involvement I'm doing the homework for the kids but you know need to be involved and people like to think UP I drop my kids to school the school has no the parents need to show up you need to be engaging to make sure the kids feel supported in the endeavors in the school you know there's an education process for parents as well I mean education is in the classroom necessarily but learning about how to be supportive of their kids I don't know this from personal experience I have two kids yet but I know this from the teachers who have been in the trenches doing this stuff and they'll tell you that parental involvement is an enormous factor in success or failure for kids regardless of of racers your economic status it's after parental involvement really really matters every go to him but given the power to extend the cartels in Mexico which brought to light this week how long before Mexico's considered a failed state and even when that happens what what our plan B. failed state across our borders a huge security risk and becomes an even easier entry point for fair question I mean Mexico is not yet a failed state because it does have a government apparatus that is largely still functional and let's just remember there are there are portions are parts of Mexico that are very actually quite safe there are parts of Mexico that would not be problematic to go visit do you know of finishing what what really we have to think more about how do we define a failed state you know state that no longer has a functioning government or government that can exercise its sovereignty enforce contracts and such the rule of law is that what a failed state really is we have to look into the specifics of definition Mexico is not yet a failed state but the power of the cartels and the ability of the narco traffickers to take on the federal check on the Mexican federal government had on and that that's very concerning that's something that we're going to have to have more of a policy focus on Mexico is a bigger issue for us in Syria by the way no one ever seems to think about this at least in the media but Mexico the cartels in the drug war much bigger dated a concern in our lives and Syria I'll be even joy the show my friends I love doing it producer mark is going to miss you all he sends you hogs is not always grouchy have a fantastic weekend we'll talk.

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"american federation teachers" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Big if that does it any justice you're retiring here apparently Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have on followed each other on Instagram love is dead breaking news alert somebody thought wow all right all the other news it's going on pales in comparison to this let's get the graphic up on the board Bob and go cry on takeover Kennedy's assassination man on the moon whatever where they were the staff folly chiller Instagram yeah doesn't say what time of day it happened so I guess we'll never know I'm so sorry this is happening to them Stavans dot I told you how annoying that is that in okay boom right isn't as all of Twitter and it's not as annoying as okay boomer I don't play in knowing I am fine I'm sorry this is happening to you I find that to be funny okay boomers get old already bay because I'm probably boomer so it's a it's a state of mind so camallo Harris she's not alone by the way I was looking at the the list of folks who think is a good idea senator Gillibrand senator Blumenthal senator Merkley senator brown and senator Bennett whom what are they all have in common any who they think your kids should be in school for ten hours a day they're all on free jump on that if you're doing the math in your head archer do the math in your head senator Harris is proposed a ten hour school day which could give children more time in the classroom then with your parents according to this article from the hill the Harris family friendly schools act good lord she named after herself would create a pilot program to give schools funds to stay open during the entire work day throughout the school year I want you guys to realize is an explain the story to you that this is nothing more than a teacher union thanks this is it this is a teacher this is to bribe the teachers unions you have to understand how politics it will end in a get a cut throat twenty some person primary works those big organizations that put gobs of money into things if your there Canada and it gives you a big leg up and to keep her in the race so this is the hail Mary as her numbers continue to Wayne and I'll prove that to you because the teachers are the head of the American federation teachers issued a statement on this this is one hundred percent about money into the pockets of the teachers union.

"american federation teachers" Discussed on Z104

Z104

09:44 min | 3 years ago

"american federation teachers" Discussed on Z104

"Also be a three year process by which class sizes will be reduced by four children and the district will hire one hundred fifty full nurses, forty one fulltime librarians and seventeen additional fulltime counselors this strike follows a number of other job actions by teachers last year in West Virginia. Oklahoma, Arizona and other states here to talk about this trend is Dr Robert Shand and assistant professor in the school of education at American University in Washington DC, I asked Dr Shand about his interest in the teachers labor movement. I was a teacher. I wasn't member of the United federation of teachers in near city. So I do have something of a personal invested interest. But also, an education policy scholar focuses on teachers as a as a subject of academic increa-, but really thinking about that in real terms and in terms of an interest in what's happening in our schools, and what's the effect on on students and making sure that we're able to attract? And recruit and retain the best quality teachers possible. And I think part of that is some of the things that teachers are demanding in the strikes in terms of fair pay and working conditions. So I guess as a former teacher as a researcher as as a citizen, and as someone who is concerned about our our schools in our students and the future of our country. So I would say I have a multifaceted. Well already this year. There was one major labor action the one in Los Angeles was that different than your average teacher's strike. I mean, it was it was different in in a couple of ways, I wouldn't say it's dramatically different. I mean, I think that there's a growing national movement. There are two major national teacher unions, the American federation teachers and the national Education Association, and then I think certainly with the internet and the rise of social media just as with almost any other political or policy issue. The debate has largely become nationalized. I think the L A strikes were a little bit different in a few respects. Partly just in terms of magnitude, the Los Angeles unified schools are the second largest school district in the country. You know, obviously LA is a is a major city a major media center. So that draws a lot of attention. I think a strike of that magnitude requires a certain amount of organization, and I think more so than than any others. I think the LA strikes brought to the forefront that the teachers weren't just advocating for themselves and for their own pay. And. Benefits. But also for what they see as in the interest of the schools in the students. So teacher unions are a little bit different broadly than some other labor unions because as a professional union on a matter of very clear public interest. I guess this might be similar, for instance, police unions, they not just star sort of self advocating, but they are expressing positions on public policy matters. And kind of advocating for policies that affect their sector for policies that affect the schools in the students, and I would say for better or worse. There's some research that suggests that teachers are very effective advocates and bring in more resources to schools, and they are very concerned about raising the prominence of public education in our investment in public education. There's some research by Caroline hawks. Be at Stanford, for instance, that also finds though that they divert resources not just to what's best for the students. But also, in some cases, what's best for the teachers. I think very often that goes hand in hand, but that certainly can come into conflict time. What I noticed from media coverage of the strike was it seemed to be I mean granted there were disagreements, but it seems to be almost civil. They no one was screaming at each other. It was it seemed like a civil conversation between the sides at least in the media. Yeah. I I think that's right. And I think we see now the major strikes last year in West Virginia, and Oklahoma and other places where maybe the other side of the bargaining table. There's more right leaning politically those strikes were arguably more contentious. And now, there's also just recently there's been some talk of some potential backlash. There's legislation to some extent. There are some some legislators and who knows where it will go. And and I would guess a lot of this is sort of symbolic posturing on the part of legislators, none of this is really gonna turn into much. But there's some concern that there's some backlash against teachers in West Virginia in particular that may be seen as almost third of an attempt by the legislature to punish them for striking. And I don't think we see that as much in Los Angeles. I would tend to agree that it seems like the. District genuinely wanted to do whatever they could to meet the Union's demands and was being sincere as they could and saying that they simply couldn't afford to and that both sides really, I think ultimately what they want is for the state of California to be riding more funding for the district. Will you mentioned the the West Virginia strike, and that's something? I wanted to get to those strikes last year starting with West Virginia. And then going into other states, the wildcat kind of strikes those were much less organized and did see much more contentious. Yeah, I think so I mean there there's certainly still was a level of organization. I mean that there was the wildcat component where the West Virginia teachers continued striking even after the union leadership that felt they had reached a deal with the state leaders, partly it's inherently less organized simply because Los Angeles is a single district, whereas west Virginia's an entire state and most teachers unions are organized where the basic bargaining unit is at the level of a of a local school district or account. Anti requiring coordination across an entire state. And then West Virginia itself is predominantly rural and mountainous state. I think to some extent it's going to be inherently less organized. And it's pretty remarkable. Actually, I think the extent to which teachers self organized, and I think social media and online played a major role in that as well. Looking ahead. Our teachers becoming more emboldened or mobilized will we see more of these strikes either organized or disorganized. I think so I mean, I think they've met with some success. I don't think teachers necessarily want to strike. I mean, I think they want to go to work and do the job that they're paid to do and they're well aware of the disruptive effects that the strikes can have on students on schooling, the structure costly to the district to the students enter them. So I don't know that when necessary we see a ton more strikes. I think maybe what we'll see is other more aggressive actions. More threats of strikes with the hope that the threat doesn't need to be followed through, but that education leaders administrators those who are on the other side of the negotiating table will see that these threats are credible that teachers have successfully struck and received increases in pay and benefits and in funding to education in return. So I think some of the successes that we've seen in the teacher labor movement in. The past year will embolden them. I think some of this is also a reaction to a number of changes in light of we're still feeling some of the lingering effects of the great recession, and that education funding levels adjusted for inflation has in most places not even return to the levels. They were at pre recession. I think there was a lot of wrong headed policies at the federal state and local levels the sense of well, we need to share the pain, and if other people are unemployed and things like that we need to be kind of cutting the government services as well to sort of signal that were being fear, and we're sharing the pain. Which is I think from an economic perspective the exact opposite of what we need to be doing in terms of stimulating the economy, but I think all of these effects still linger. And so, you know, I think it's not just the successes that we see in West Virginia in Los Angeles and other places that the movement has had, but I think it's a reaction to a number of factors, including perhaps some some over-stepping by education reformers, and there's some pendulum swinging in the opposite direction. Continued underfunding or or funding that is beneath pre recession levels at the state and local level in many many places and then rising healthcare and pension costs which continue to crowd out money for teachers salaries for smaller classes and for other investments. And so I think also you might see more of a push for health care reform and concerns on both sides of the table. The rising cost of healthcare. I will say you can find no more different places in the world in Los Angeles. And West Virginia were there common. Threads in the demands for these in these movements. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, I think there's the obvious ones. Everyone would advocate for more pay. I think that despite the tremendous differences. I think the challenges that public education is facing is remarkably similar in places. Teachers certainly get paid a lot more in Los Angeles in in West Virginia that in both places it's below the median wage for other college graduate professions. And so I think the feeling that teachers are sort of underpaid teachers pay and benefits has not kept pace with inflation. They're asked to contribute more and more to their healthcare, large classes, the idea that teachers are not just advocating for their own pay and benefits and working conditions advocating for the education system in general. And that's a big feature we've seen in the red for Ed movement that has come out of the West Virginia strikes. I think there are these common threads. And also it may be surprising. But West Virginia has among the lowest teacher salaries in the nation that peace is not terribly surprising, given the economy of West Virginia. But. California is despite being a really wealthy state and fairly progressive state is not a leading state in investing in public education since proposition thirteen and the strong historic opposition to taxation in California, the levels of state and local investment in public education are generally below the national average in California. So that might be a somewhat surprising similarity between the two places. Dr Robert Shan is an assistant professor in the school of education at American University..

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