September 10, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Lobbyists, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions
Here is a great video showing why teachers unions — and public employee unions in general — should be illegal.
For the first time in 25 years, the Chicago Teachers’ Union is planning to strike on Monday.
That’s because the machine that runs the K-12 education system isn’t designed to produce better schools. It’s designed to produce more money for unions and more donations for politicians. We’re spending more money on education but not getting better results for our children and now america’s public education system is failing.
Our kids deserve better.
For decades, teachers’ unions have been among our nation’s largest political donors. As Reason Foundation’s Lisa Snell has noted, the National Education Association (NEA) alone spent $40 million on the 2010 election cycle (source: http://reason.org/news/printer/big-education-and-big-labor-electio). As the country’s largest teachers union, the NEA is only one cog in the infernal machine that robs parents of their tax dollars and students of their futures.
Students, teachers, parents, and hardworking Americans are all victims of this political machine–a system that takes money out of taxpayers’ wallets and gives it to union bosses, who put it in the pockets of politicians.
“The Machine” is 4:30 minutes.
Video produced by the Moving Picture Institute in partnership with ReasonTV.
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