Diary

Union Soldiers Are Attacking Our Children

 

You read the title right. The reference to union soldiers has nothing to do with the civil war noted in history books but the union attack by teacher unions and their foot-soldiers.

The battlefield has become the classroom and the union has changed their arsenal by incorporating the use of children.

As I was browsing the net, I came upon an article that caught my eye. According to an article in

Public School Spending.Com published on June 17, 2011, the California Federation of Teachers has decided that it is time that school kids learn how to run a business. The problem: it is not the business of an entrepreneur but that of the employee.

According to the author, “The Yummy Pizza Company” is part of the curriculum taking approximately 20 classroom hours over a two-week period. It is apparent that the U.S. ranking in education compared to other countries matters not.

The author notes the following:

“Important concepts in the 10 lessons, such as the value of work and money management, are critical components, but are quickly overshadowed by the fact that 40% of the curriculum is about forming Pizza Makers Union Local 18. That’s right – the program is focused on teaching kids to unionize.”

The author goes on to say that the class does consist of teaching art in that students work on union logo and membership card design. Part of the lesson plan is to enhance math skills in considering “union dues as percentage of wages”. Other parts of the curriculum include collective bargaining, negotiations, strikes, labor history, and labor leaders.

If all of the above is not enough, according to Public School Spending.Com, the children are assigned to interview parents and family members.

This is by no means the only incident in the attack by the UNION soldiers. In another article posted on the

California Teachers Association website, a social studies teacher says the following about his union studies class:

 

“It’s an important subject, and I think they learn more from having to do a bit of basic research. It will help them in the future. They will learn about earning a fair salary, decent working conditions, and that if they join a labor union, someone is there to protect them.”

The teacher states he is teaching without bias, however:

“When I teach about unions, I’m honest and keep my own personal bias out of it,” says Wood. “But when they ask questions, I explain about the good things my union does for me.”

The U.S. lags behind many countries in areas of education from core curriculum to graduation rates. Well, that’s with the exception of per student spending.

Unions have resorted to using the nation’s children to wage their battle. It should be disturbing to parents to know their kids are being involved in a battle as pawns.