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  •  I'm a teacher (8+ / 0-)

    and, to keep my blood pressure from residing permanently in the stratosphere, I've had to stop using someone's position on teachers' unions as a criterion for evaluating their political positions. It's absolutely befuddling to me how many otherwise intelligent, progressive people see the teachers' unions as the villains in our educational landscape.

    It seems so obvious to me that the shit being flung at teachers is the detritus of a broken economic and social system. Teachers are the soldiers on the front line of defense in the class war being waged by the 1%. I don't get why so many progressives don't see that.

    So, bottom line, yeah, that's a serious point against her. But if I dismissed everyone whose politics abuse teachers, I'd have no party to identify with and nobody to vote for in the presidential election this year.

    "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

    by NWTerriD on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 11:49:03 PM PDT

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