Friday, August 05, 2011

Surprise, Surprise

I really try hard not to get snarky about public education. However, this one was too good to pass up.

Teachers union disavows internal memo endorsing deception of parents

American Federation of Teachers officials have disavowed an internal report after it was posted on the union's website following its annual conference, embedded on each of its 19 pages with the union's logo and signed by a union official.

The report, titled "How Connecticut Defused the Parent Trigger," was replaced on AFT's website with a note saying "we have received complaints about these materials and have removed them because they do not represent AFT's position."

....But where California teachers unions lobbied to block the bill in their state legislature and state education department, AFT's Connecticut affiliate began an offensive that ultimately neutered the bill.

And, according to the now-disavowed report, they succeeded because the proposal's "name is a misnomer," since school governance councils "are advisory and do not have true governing authority."

I vote that we get rid of the teachers unions as a menace to society.

[hat tip: Instapundit]

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