AZ unionist teachers threaten another walkout

Scare tactics continue despite wage hikes

Educrats in Gilbert and Chandler Unified School Districts are threatening sickouts when school resumes January 5, 2021. It’s what they do best, as evidenced by the fact that Arizona students are woefully under-educated, though they are authorities on global warming and recycling while being propagandized — both subtly and overtly, with leftism, and short-shrifted on the foundations of our democracy, history, math, geography  and other basics. They won’t be able to sign their names since cursive is deemed unessential.

This Dec. 30, 2020 statement from the Chandler Education Association, which proudly declares its affiliations* with the AEA (AZ Education Association) and NEA (National Education Association unions) exemplifies the fact that too much is never enough for the teachers who walked out on over 840,000 students for nearly two weeks as they demanded a 20 percent wage increase for their part-time jobs. Gov. Doug Ducey foolishly capitulated, but even that wasn’t enough. This past November their allies put the unconscionable Proposition 208, deceptively titled, ”Invest in Education Act,” that incorporated an irrevocable tax “on the rich” which includes small business owners already struggling during the COVID-19 virus. It passed.

The Federalist headlines its excellent exposé, “Government Teachers’ Unions Unveil New COVID-19 Demand: Pay Us For Doing Nothing.” It exemplifies the demands of the Gilbert and Chandler educrats.

Arizona students are doing even worse on tests than their previously low scores. More than half who took the 2019 AzMERIT tests failed — for the FIFTH year in a row! This is the educrats’ highly touted program that measures what should be proficiency in student ability to comprehend basic math and reading skills. To conceal the unfathomable failure rate, though prepping specifically for the test, they simply changed the test name to AzM2.

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. 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. The Goldwater Institute joined the Arizona Chamber of Commerce in opposing slippery Prop. 208. These are  the lengthy lists of organization and elected leaders who stood in opposition to Prop. 208.

* Open Secrets/The Center for Responsive Politics shows the $millions the NEA and the AFT lobbying arms give to the most left-wing elected officials. The AFT gave not one thin dime to Republicans.

6 Responses to AZ unionist teachers threaten another walkout

  1. Mike says:

    As I’ve said before, socialized (read: public) school systems staffed with unionized, agenda-driven self-proclaimed “educators” are as much of a threat and danger to society as socialized healthcare. Always, but ALWAYS, vote against public so-called “education.” No more “school” millages, overrides, bonds or other taxes of any kind. Though we may never succeed in completely eradicating this assault on the next generation, we can steadfastly continue to wage war on it until the day we die. Education is the responsibility – and the right – of the PARENT, not the government, to control and provide.

    Mychal Massie did another excellent article of his own about those vile liberal miscreants way back in 2015.

  2. Trevor says:

    As I said for months if Prop 208 passed they will STILL complain and whine about more money. In LD12 we had a RINO run for state house and he was for #RedforEd and Prop 208.

  3. Patriot Mom says:

    There’s a way around the public (government) schools and Arizona leads the way. US News and World Reports consistently shows the Basis Schools in our state top the list of the nation’s Best Charter Schools.

    There are also the options of home schooling which have excellent lesson plans, state testing and is often done in groups with other children and parents participation. Parochial schools are another choice…all of which are preferable to the union dominated propaganda mills.

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    Thanks for the Federalist link. I found this taxpayer funded insanity while looking through the site.

    A Wisconsin school district will pay a transgender student $800,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed in a successful attempt to share bathrooms and overnight sleeping quarters with male high school students.