Public School Disaster

The Cato Institute has just published a nationwide study called “State Education Trends, Academic Performance and Spending over the last 40 years.” It leaves no doubt that the cost of public education has steadily increased (allowing for inflation) and the achievement has remained constant at the same low level. We taxpayers as parents are getting […]

Teacher Unions Support Radical Anti-Family Agenda and Kirk Dillard

Did you know that the Teacher Unions support more than quality education?  They support a lot more, including Kirk Dillard.  Here is some of their radical anti-family agenda. IEA/NEA (National Education Association) – Taken from the NEA Policy Handbook: Page 13 NEA proudly supported and organized around President Obama’s vision NEA and WEAC helped make […]

Kirk Dillard and Common Core

With the IEA endorsing and financially supporting Kirk Dillard, I thought is was appropriate to review the IEA and other teacher unions role in the creation of Common Core. First here are a few quotes by Cinda Klicka, IEA President: Common core, because it is the process of providing the technique of teaching, gives all of us a […]

TV Ads: A Desperate Attempt to Save Pat Quinn

— By Attacking Only Rauner, Pat Quinn’s Allies Admit Brady, Dillard and Rutherford are Pat Quinn-Lite — Pat Quinn’s top allies today launched the start of their desperate attempt to save him by pouring millions of dollars into attack ads against Bruce Rauner in an effort to hijack the Republican Party. “Pat Quinn is the worst […]

NEA Teachers Dancing to Sexually Explicit Song

ATLANTA – At a kickoff event for yet another public relations campaign at its national convention last week, the National Education Association played “Wobble” by V.I.C., a lewd, sexually-oriented recording that includes the highly offensive racial word “nigga” and the rapper discussing the “tool in his pants.” Called “Raise Your Hand,” the event was billed […]

Single Payer Failure – The Coming Obamacare Disaster

As Obamacare continues to be implemented across the nation, we see the coming disaster becoming more clear. Doctors are leaving the profession; insurance rates are skyrocketing and predicted to climb by double digits in the coming years; companies are laying off workers and cutting back full time workers to part time to escape the burdensome […]

The Once Great State of Illinois, Who is to Blame for it’s Downfall?

I’m 89 years old and remember when Illinois was the biggest concentration of industry and jobs in the world. Even in the 1930’s depression they said, “If you can’t get a job in Chicago, you can’t get a job anywhere.” Today, we are known for being the most crooked and the most financially busted of […]

IEA Busts Illinois

The Republicans in Illinois lost in 2012 because the Democrats are the party of the rich.  They will again win in 2014 if we don’t take out the big source of their money. That source is the Education labor unions, particularly the Illinois Education Association (IEA), subsidiary of the NEA.  These Illinois education unions took […]

The CTU Strike is About Protecting Raw Political Power

Sometime in just about all our lives, we have been touched by the magic that a great teacher can perform in the classroom. I know I have been. However, we must not allow this nostalgia for a great teacher to lead to a romanticized view of what is actually happening day in and day out […]

NEA Sends Older Employees Heading for the Exit

It is a measure of how serious the NEA’s financial situation is that its executives see severe staff reductions as their only remaining option. NEA employees have been presented with an “exit program,” which is essentially an early retirement incentive. About 124 NEA staffers (out of about 580) are eligible to retire. The union is […]