As some of you might remember, just last month we had an election. In that election, 48% of those voting cast their ballots for a candidate, and by extension a party, that is openly hostile to education and educators. A party which is dedicated to breaking teacher's unions, cutting their pay and benefits, privatizing their workplaces and downsizing them onto the unemployment line. A party that openly brags about cutting education spending. That's right, Republicans, I'm talking to you.
To paraphrase Pontius Pilate's line from Jesus Christ Superstar, "And what is this? Concern for teachers? Until now this has been noticeably lacking!"
Really, which is it? I thought you considered teachers the enemy, after all until today you called these people northeastern socialist union liberal scum. Isn't that what you've always said? Isn't that what you've cast your vote for, a war on education? Isn't that one of your conservative platform planks? Isn't cutting funding for school lunches, after school programs, tutoring, preschool, Head Start, art and music classes, and a host of other education needs part of your fiscal conservative agenda?
How in the face of this can you call yourself concerned or sympathetic? You sure as hell had no sympathy for them yesterday, or on November 6th when you were voting to screw them over. Is this anything like the concern you display for babies until they're born and then say to hell with them if they actually need anything in life? It's a hell of a double standard, but I suppose it's at least consistent.
TEAPARTY AND GOP IN CONGRESS ARE TO BE BLAMED FOR THE SLASHING OF SCHOOL SECURITY FUNDING