Obama goes out of his way to praise the teachers unions and the teachers in Detroit and then his Department of Education publishes data that say only 7% of the 8th graders in Detroit public schools are able to read at their grade level.
Yep, that show just how great they are, the district is broke, the unions rule and Detroit, run by Democrats for decades is broke. Yep, good job there.
Now he says the right to work laws is bad news. He and most liberals and certainly his union campaign contributors think that squashing a person’s right to work for whoever will hire them at a wage they agree upon should be a right that is suppressed for the greater good...the greater good of the unions.
I find it odd that this same story was played out in WI when the right to work vote was at issue. Google it. Exactly the same. Then keep looking. It goes on. And really the only thing I can find out there about the national average is that 87% of eighth graders can't read at an acceptable level. Just for the sake of conversation, lets say I was your employer and I really wanted to cut your pay. You have been here a long time, and you know those yearly raises have added up. You and a bunch of your coworkers are approaching retirement and I have to fund that too. So I come up with a test to see if you know how to do your job. That has happened before....now just for kicks, what if the tests these kids are taking are made for failure? I would like to take the test....I would like you to take it. It might be an eye opening experience.
Don't blame the unions or teachers for low IQ's. That's why the scores are low. Detyroit as is most large U.S. cities is overloaded with people with room temperature IQ's. I went to school with many of them with the same books and the same teachers. I caught on and they didn't with rare exceptions. Same in the Army. In WW1 thay had special tests for illiterates. Certain groups scored significantly lower than others. Guess who?
"Obama goes out of his way to praise the teachers unions and the teachers in Detroit and then his Department of Education publishes data that say only 7% of the 8th graders in Detroit public schools are able to read at their grade level"
I didn't reply to the specifics because it is so stupid. These are unrelated dots you connect. It has nothing to do with Union teachers, the data. Union teachers are experienced and best. You get a new roof, you call an experienced firm, or led a kid with a how to book do the job? Teaching is one of the most difficult and taxing jobs there is. Obama was right on praising them, as we all should be. I do. I give teachers the highest praises. Teachers do not have time to go home with each child, and with the large size classes, there is only so much teacher for each child. You are really off base on the whole thing. Their pay is very low in the early years, so low they barely get by.
When are you going to thank all the thousands of Union employes for your present day job conditions? You just think that happened by chance? Read some history of the labor movement and about the working conditions 100 years ago. You want that, just to be against Obama? It serves no purpose to harp on Obama, every day making up a new story on hiis wrong doings.
You criticise the Department of Education because only 7% of 8th graders aren't reading at grade level. You do this by spelling tongue as tounge. Pinhighshot, you are an uneducated idiot. Good entertainment but still an idiot.
Again, another union teacher educated fool that is so caught up in a misspelled word that you can't see the real problems. The ironic part isn't that just a group of 8th graders can't read, but that it was a group of 8th graders in a school district that the President had just praised.
Teachers are only part of the education process, a good portion of that education and the ambition and drive to obtain a good education start at home. The problem is that many of the parents of failing kids today were high school failures themselves. The wheel just keeps turning and it never gets any better.
I agree that good teachers should be paid well, but I also agree that poorer performing teachers should be replaced and union won't allow that simple, but necessary process to be part of the equation.
Yes, unions did have a place at one point in time to reduce the instances of sweatshop type employers. Since then they have made millionaires out of union leaders, criminal out of others and have driven many companies and in some cases entire industries out of this country or existence. What praise should be heaped upon them for that service to their fellow citizens?
You keep looking for the misspelled words, ignore the rest of the world around you, keep expecting the different results from the same idiotic actions, and see where that gets you.
As for as some of your other comments, I was taught by teachers before there were teachers unions in my part of the country, I never belonged to a union, never worked in a union shop and owe little if anything to any union for my personal successes.
tongue, not tounge, gee when you talk about gade levels you should spell better.
Obama is right on. What a Great President. He was duly elected, maybe you don't like democracy so much, because you seem to think the election isn't over. The need to criticize Obama is over, or serves no purpose.
Enjoy your 40 hr work week, vacation time, sick leave, fair working conditions, safe working conditions, pay increases, and benefits. All given to you courtesy of many thousands of union employees over the many decades since unions started. Not very thankful are you.
because you seem to think the election isn't over
COTUS doesn't think the election is over...he's been constantly campaigning since he 1st ran for Illinois state senator. Shouldn't he find the oval office and start governing. Example sleeping through the Benghazi Islamic jihad Armed Forces ACT OF WAR attack on our nation.
Thank you, Pepeek...
Teddy Roosevelrt and unions helped create the middle class in our country. We'd still be in the hands of the robber barons of the 1800s - extreme abject poverty all around. No child labor laws - no education - no work safety laws - no work hours limits - no benefits - no paid into retirement.
Poverty has risen again in USA over 40% higher in the past 30 years while the wealthy have become even wealthier. Gap has widened tremendously. Wealthy greed has no limits once again. Look at big oil, huge corporate farms, big pharma, insurance, Wall St. banks and insurance cos. have run wild as a result of many many deregulations since Ronald Reagan. Unbelieveable greed - never seen since the 1800s and of course the greedy party during the 1920s. We see how these excesses and wild parties ended in all instances since the 1800s. Huge depressions in the 1800s and 1920s. Learn from history. Toynbee was right; if we do not learn from it we are doomed to repeat its mistakes!
Good luck to all.
How do you know it wasn't intentional? Have you seen any other posts I have submitted with spelling errors? You don't know the answer to that one either do you wise guy?
"The need to criticize Obama is over, or serves no purpose."
Oh you couldn't be more mistaken. People still have to point out the errors in his speeches, the broken promises of his campaigns, which he won so why does he keep campaigning. People need to keep pointing out the bad decisions he is making and making more people aware of his flawed ideology. Hopefully there are still some intelligent folks in the Democratic Party that will recognize the error of their and his ways and try to slow his rush to socialism.
He is still campaigning because that is all he really knows how to do, he has few if any leadership expertise, he doesn't appreciate the truth and those traits and shortcomings need to be exposed as often as possible.
I notice you completely disregarded the subject of the message as well; that being the pathetic performance of the students and teachers in Detroit and the thoughtless support by the President of such incompetence. I wonder why? Of course, silly me, you were focused on a misspelled word...so much for seeing the big picture. Good job.
This man is a danger to this country.