Child abuse in the schools? Just follow your friendly national neighborhood teachers’ union boss. And then you might find out some of the truth behind the lies.
Teachers’ union president Randi Weingarten is plotting a teachers’ strike to shut down schools in Puerto Rico, according to a conversation overheard Friday in the first-class car of an Acela train heading to New York.
Weingarten said she does not want to use the word “strike,” but wants to use the strategy of recent teacher walkouts in Oklahoma and West Virginia as a model to fight against school-choice reforms.
“We never use the word strike,” Weingarten was overheard saying on the phone in a first-class car. “We are a human shield for the kids … teachers are doing this in the stead of parents and kids.”
Weingarten said the union’s goal should be “cloaking this in Oklahoma and West Virginia” and asked the unknown person on the other end of the line, “Does that concept work?” Weingarten also mentioned working with the “lobbyists we have” on the plan.
“We should be careful about the words we use,” Weingarten cautioned.
“Let everyone call in for a personal day so they can’t open schools,” she said. “Let them call in for a sick day. They’re sick to death about the schools. They’re so anxiety ridden about the schools.”
It’s only appropriate that Randi was plotting this from the first-class car. The public servants of the people who bleed them dry never settle for anything less than the best.
But the more significant part of this is how it pulls back the curtain on an organized campaign.
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