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  •  I'd like to see a poll correlate attitudes towards (1+ / 0-)
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    unions with attitudes about race.

    It seems to me that the only time most people see a "union" teacher is when there's a labor dispute being covered on local TV news.

    More often than not, that dispute takes place at a neglected inner-city school and the union leader behind the bank of microphones is Hispanic or African-American

    So - out in white, suburban TV-land, "teacher's unions" become associated with desegregation and "bad schools".

    TV News never misses a chance to portray union activists as "troublemakers" waving picket signs and shouting on the capitol steps rather than tending to their classrooms.

    Of course, nothing like that ever happens at the local school, and folks aren't even aware that their child's teacher even belongs to a union.

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government
    only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 08:02:19 PM PDT

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