Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Time Is Now For ICE/TJC

Why am I supporting ICE/TJC in the upcoming UFT elections? Why am I running in the upcoming elections on the ICE/TJC slate? Why should whomever reads this and is a UFT member vote for ICE/TJC? Simple. It is time for change and it is time to for teachers to be treated as adults and professionals again. But of course substance is needed.

  • If Randi Weingarten did the right thing in 2001 and kept her mouth shut about mayoral control we would not have the reign of error we have had for the last eight years
  • All Mulgrew had to do was endorse Thompson for Mayor and the reign of error would have been over. But he didn't want to get Emperor Bloomberg "mad at us" during contract negotiations. Guess what? They are mad at us no matter what! Which brings me to...
  • Something fellow blogger Chaz wrote a few days ago. A high up UFT official when asked to do something with testicles, to confront the media about the DOE planted stories, this official blabbered, "it is best to lay low and be quiet since it is hard to defend some of the teachers." Thanks. Thanks a lot, UFT hotshot who has the same last name as a former pitcher on the San Francisco Giants.
  • A system that allows a teacher to be written up for flatulence is broken. Guess what? I am being metaphorical here.
I know I can go on and on and on. All Klein and Bloomberg have done is shift the deck chairs on the Titanic. Spread the word. Just check the ICE/TJC box on the ballot and your work is done and you will feel much better about yourself.


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