SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Fool Us Twice Shame On Us

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fool Us Twice Shame On Us

In the Star Trek episode, "Friday's Child," Commander Montgomery (Scotty) Scott (who at the time had the con of the Enterprise) refuses to answer a distress call of the USS Carolina. Kirk and the gang are down on surface of Capallea IV with a very pregnant, and cranky Julie Newmar and a people that are being manipulated by the Klingons. Having already been suckered into leaving the planet once on a bogus distress call, Scotty proudly proclaims in his Scottish brogue, "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me." We should listen to Mr Scott.

We, the teachers of NYC have been fooled one too many times by the Unity leadership of Weingarten/Mulgrew. Too often we get, "Oh, let's not get them upset," or "lay low is the best way to deal with being humiliated in the rubber room," or my personal favorite, "we have a super duper secret possible court case we are in the process of filing and we don't want to screw it up right now."

So what can be done? It is so simple, a caveman can do it. Vote for ICE/TJC slate in the upcoming UFT elections. Vote out Mulgrew and Unity. They are not part of the problem, they are the problem. If anyone has seen the DOE's draconian contract demands, wagering is already being done on what specific requests Mulgrew will cave on. ICE/TJC will be there for its members. Not for itself.

So if you want to believe Mike Mulgrew when he says, "I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really mean it that this time the UFT won't cave," you might be interested in purchasing a certain bridge in Brooklyn.

We are in this mishagos because Weingarten had to open her mouth in 2001 and favor mayoral control. And it will get worse under Mulgrew.

Full disclosure. I am on the ballot for the upcoming elections.

Download, print out and distribute as many copies of this ICE flier as you can.

ICE UFT Election Flyer

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