#REDSforEd teachers followed actual dunce, Noah Karvelis

For many Arizona parents, the anger over their children’s teachers abandoning them and sneering at their contractual obligations as they went out on strike for over a week, still rages. The bond of trust was irretrievably broken as they deserted over 840,000 students while over demanding a 20% pay increase for their part-time employment.

Newly elected Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman boasted she “proudly voted to walk out” with her fellow #REDSforEd striking teachers as they followed Socialist Pied Piper Noah Karvelis a 24-year-old hip hop music teacher and avowed Socialist. Hoffman, whose own teaching credentials are paper thin, says she was “inspired by unity within the movement.”

Not only are these educrats intent on dumbing down Arizona students, ironically Noah Karvelis is now being exposed as also being a failed student himself.

Breitbart News reports Karvelis only holds a “provisional” teaching certificate, having failed to complete the required coursework and pass tests on the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution — documents on which he places no value. Popular KFYI-550 AM conservative talk show host James T. Harris, previously outed Karvelis‘ insufficient credentials.

Important to remember is the fact “underpaid” teachers, who work 81/2 months a year, are able to support the far left teacher’s unions* to the tune of $millions a year, earmarked for Democrat candidates and liberal causes.

These same people are undermining the values conservative parents try to instill in their children. Karvelis’ résumé states he served as campaign manager to elect leftist Kathy Hoffman and was also a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Additionally Karvelis has been a political consultant and staff writer for the Progressive Times, which defines itself on its masthead with this banner: “Progressive, independent journalism for the political revolution.” His mantra is, Teaching is political, and silence is complicity. Karvelis, a young white male. is also a self-hater.

This is akin to putting Marxists in charge of educating our children. Noah Karvelis, and those who march to his extremist tune, are dangerously influencing America’s youth, steering them away from democracy that flourishes in our representative Republic, and into the killing fields of Socialism.

Rare truth was contained in the words of then-retiring NEA legal counsel Bob Chanin. Listen to his admission carefully.(brief video.) He admits that the unions are about money, power, and a leftist agenda —- clearly stating “It’s not because we care about children.”

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Falling prey to the teacher’s demands was foolishness personified. Akin to attempting to bribe a mobster, no amount will ever be enough.

* Center for Responsive Politics

8 Responses to #REDSforEd teachers followed actual dunce, Noah Karvelis

  1. Mike says:

    Clearly, socialized (read: public) so-called “education” is as much of a threat and danger to society as socialized healthcare. Always, but always vote against public “education.” We will probably never eradicate it but we can steadfastly continue to wage war on it until the day we die. Education is the responsibility – and the right – of the parent, and not the government, to control.

  2. D.B. Cooper says:

    Teachers have long claimed they are underpaid. But extrapolating their salaries against the days they actually spend on the job as opposed a regular employee’s hours, puts things in perspective. Many people go into teaching so they will be off during the summer with their own children. How many jobs afford that ability?

    My brother and his wife, both teachers, enjoy cruising and have a cabin up north. They also get extensive vacations for Christmas, Easter (now neutered as Winter and Spring breaks) and Thanksgiving, plus countless other holidays the rest of us don’t get.

    Most of the rest of the family get fed up listening to their bragging about their plans for extensive summer vacations, which they are already planning by Thanksgiving.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    So the guy, Karvelis, is a Bernie supporter.


    Maybe he doesn’t know that Bernie’s wife, Jane, bankrupted Burlington College during her time at the helm.


    So much for higher education and those who run it.

    And, in recent days, Bernie is now admitting that he’s a millionaire. Owns multiple homes.
    Hillary paid him well. Lucky B.S. didn’t get Arkancided.

    Here’s more brilliant stuff at the high school level.


    Taxpayers will pay for this, too.

  4. Observer says:

    Striking teachers have called for “Armageddon!” That’s the equivalent of a biblical calamity. Do they expect threatening a cataclysmic event will endear them to rational parent / taxpayers, who pay their salaries? After the walkout, several families I know enrolled their children in charter schools or started a home schooling consortium, where several parents are involved with teaching a group of students. They purchased curriculum guides and the parents are all professionals. Once tax season is over, the CPA mom will go back to teaching math. A nurse teaches health and biology, etc. The small classes and individualized attention provided by people who have actual credentials outside of being in a classroom, has resulted in boosted student interest and actual learning.

  5. No Name Please says:

    We are geared to think that teachers care about the students entrusted to them, but walking out on them and their bizarre actions (dancing and yelling obscenities to loud music at the state capitol), proved otherwise. I’d rather not have been exposed to them, but I had no choice. I have a full time job I can’t walk away from, although these jeering boors posing as educators, made it difficult for me to get to work in the capitol mall area.

  6. State Committeeman says:

    Most of the teachers I’ve known were drawn to teaching because it was a rote job with numerous vacation days. Once lesson plans are prepared they are reused. The only complaints I’ve ever heard is about the students, not the job itself. I work until after 6 PM most days. That is NOT the case for teachers.

  7. Seen It All says:

    Don’t mistakenly think the Arizona Education Association is concerned with learning or the well-being of students. It is a raw lobbying organization, with a less than forthright agenda that is focused on administrators and money. The organization’s chief lobbyist is Joe Thomas, who is innocuously listed as the AEA’s president, rather than the slippery operative he is. He is reported to earn $400,000!!!

    You have to be on the union’s inner circle to get any information, but they want to know who you are.