I'm in a grumpy mood today. Vacation is over and I am hitting a new school tomorrow. I needed a pick me up, something to get me laughing.
I decided to head on over to the UFT Solidarity Facebook page for some humor and boy did I find it but it left me so confused.
UFT Solidarity was having a happy hour/recruitment drive for all it's followers and future devotees on February 12. But something strange occurred. Not many people showed up.
In fact by the looks of things Abe Vigoda and Bozo showed. Well, not really. There is a policy here not to show the faces of UFT members so we decided to redact those mugs with Mr Vigoda and Mr The Clown.
Notice anything strange? Other than Abe Vigoda's face and the fact that he can't possibly be in Brooklyn because he is dead?
Yeah, all of the pictured (See original) are UFT Solidarity members as well as the officers running and hoping (PRAYING?) to get on the ballot. As we can see with the looks on Abe Vigoda's face this was not a very happy hour.
We here at SBSB have heard that UFT Solidarity is growing exponentially through the roof that UFT members are clamoring across the city to get some of that UFT Solidarity action and mojo.
Could it be that we heard wrong? We are so confused. The number of parents opting out through UFT Solidarity are mind boggling!!!
Just a little over a week ago on the UFT Solidarity Facebook page this was posted;
Four hundred parents is quite a lot. But just three days later it was reported on the ICE blog by Francesco Portelos himself (In what many are calling a major meltdown) that 100 more (Pardon the pun!) parents have signed onto the UFT Solidarity Opt-Out Nebulizer special thingy thing (Click to enlarge).
WOW! A 25 percent increase in just 72 hours. Using that math as well as pattern, and I am no math major, in 9 days that would equate to over 200 more parents signing up on the Special Super Duper UFT Opt Out Thingy. Wouldn't it? Let's do the math. What are today's numbers? Should be over 700 hundred, no? Ringo, Drum roll please.......
Dang. Still 500 members. We will give Portelos some kudos to sticking to his new story, but demerits on the reality his story entails.
This is just par for the course with Portelos and UFT Solidarity ends. The creation of their own reality in which their truth differs what from is happening around them. Those affiliated with Portelos and UFT Solidarity, it is not too late to break free and open your eyes. Think it out. Where does truth and make believe become the same? We here at SBSB understand that you might be scared to leave seeing what Portelos has done to others who have dared to question him.
To those on the fence and thinking about following UFT Solidarity, be wary, keep your guard up. As you can see above not many people care, or in particular, know about UFT Solidarity. You need to not only do what is best for yourself but for that teacher coming in after you. UFT Solidarity is not the way.
It can't be the way when it relies on one person, one mind to lead it and to make decisions. It can't be the way when people are too frightened to speak up and it certainly can't be the way when their is misinformation and fuzzy math.
A UFT caucus should not be dependent on any one personality, it should be dependent on it's members, it's ideas, it's principles, and it's humanity.
Sadly, UFT Solidarity comes up empty time and time again.