Mindless me, I always thought the role of a teacher, at least a good teacher, was to challenge their students to excel to the best of their ability in learning subject matters critical to their own success as well as their countries success.
But a by far more advanced Neanderthal though gaining gravitas is that teachers unions, along with labor unions and the public shooks should become agent's for social change and justice. AFT President Randi Weingarten said it simply was enough the "instruct school children 7 hours a day;community schools should be the hub of the community."
Gosh, what did I and millions of other like minded folks forget. It seems we were were taught, and rightfully so, that parents, churches, grandparents, your neighbors , the local laws enforcement professionals, Clergymen and women, community groups that serve the local area, like Boy Scots, Girl Scoots, The YMCA and the YWCA, etc., etc., and the list goes on.
So once a gain we have a group driven by leftist ideology that wishes to politicize our children's education and spend more time indoctrinating our children in the beliefs that abortion, gay marriage, alternative life styles etc. And since we live in a free society (well maybe) they have right to a point.
Those of us who still poses a streak of reason and rationality hope Weingarten and here like politically minded socialist/statist lefties still understand the real purpose of education in the public schools. The issue of social change and progress is rightfully left for parents and spiritual leaders.
Here then is the disturbing video with AFT President Randi Weingarten.
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Via: Big Government