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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

It is not about the children ....

In a column to the membership California Teacher's Association this month, union president Barbara Kerr blasts Governor Schwarzenegger for being so wrong “our public schools and the teachers who work hard every day to help their students learn and succeed.”

But is that true throughout the state?

CNN and National Public Radio each had stories this week about how teachers in Berkeley, California have undertaken a labor action in which they are refusing to assign or correct homework until the School District accedes to the union's demands for pay and benefit increases.

If the education system in California (and elsewhere) were about “the children,” the children would be getting homework assignments despite the negotiation impasse.