From 2010 to 2011, as teachers were being laid off or having their salaries frozen due to strained (or busted) school budgets, NEA Executive Director John Wilson saw his pay increase more than $100,000–to a whopping $492,484.00 in total compensation. NEA’s President, Dennis Van Roekel wasn’t as fortunate. In 2011, he only brought raked in $460,060.00 in total compensation. These are but two of the executives that run the nation’s largest teachers union. Yet, there are many more at the NEA who collect six-figure salaries paid for the dues taken from teachers who are paid by taxpayers.
America’s education system has become nothing more than a political-public education scheme–a machine, if you will–that is fleecing taxpayers while robbing children of a better education and life.
For those public-education “graduates” who may still have trouble with reading comprehension, a new video co-produced by ReasonTV and the Moving Picture Institute brilliantly captures the problem and why it’s time to break the political-education machine.
* Update: Based on some of the comments below regarding Conservatives who join public teachers unions–especially those in Right-to-Work states–for the “protection” against a “vindictive” parent or child, there is an alternative. It is called the Association of American Educators. AAE does provide Member Benefits, including liability insurance.
“Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth.”
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Donald Trump has a problem with God. Or more specifically, he has a ‘God problem.’ At least when it comes to voters in South Carolina, for whom Christian faith is often a requirement in a public official. This is simply the reality of the state, not a judgment on religion. But Donald Trump is not credible when it comes | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES One of the most charismatic men of the 2016 campaign, a victim of both circumstance and Donald Trump, Jim Gilmore was never given a chance. But, here is Jim Gilmore being awesome. However, The Hill is reporting that Gilmore is set to exit a stage he was never really on. “My campaign was intended to offer the gubernatorial experience, with | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Politicians tell a lot of whoppers, but some are obviously more blatant or galling than others. In John Kasich’s case, he doesn’t think small and goes straight for the top, as part of a smear against his opponents and a lie about himself. Take a look: First, this article from the Wall Street Journal, hilariously titled ““Kasich: I’m a | Read More »