Smaller is Better

And, in today’s cheerful news, the NEA is yet another union suddenly discovering that their members just aren’t that into them anymore.

The National Education Association (NEA) has lost more than 100,000 members since 2010. By 2014, union projections show, it could lose a cumulative total of about 308,000 full-time teachers and other workers, a 16% drop from 2010. Lost dues will shrink NEA’s budget an estimated $65 million, or 18%.

That’s another $65 million that the Democrat National Socialist Party is going to have to find elsewhere. Be still our beating heart.

NEA calls the membership losses “unprecedented” and predicts they may be a sign of things to come. “Things will never go back to the way they were,” reads its 2012-14 strategic plan

No need to make us positively ecstatic with joy now, but if you really must.

citing changing teacher demographics, attempts by some states to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights and an “explosion” in online learning that could sideline flesh-and-blood teachers.

Odd that mandatory dues, the fact that the unions always somehow manage to demand their way to less jobs for their members while the union bosses get fatter and fatter and so much more doesn’t get mentioned. Even odder is that Bush doesn’t get blamed while they’re at it.

“We may be a little smaller, but we won’t be weaker — we’ll be stronger,” NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said.

You know, we always get cheered up when fascists start saying stuff like that. You know, like “we’re only straightening the front lines”, “we’re conducting a strategic retreat to better positions” or “the concentration of our forces will allow us to strike back decisively at a place of our choosing.” The sound of it is as sweet in English as in the original German.

And if you think that the sudden drop in dollars that you can give to your Democrat National Socialist masters in DC won’t have an effect on how much they’ll be into you, then you’re in for a rude awakening. Which you fully deserve, you fascist swine.

Even with the losses, teachers still value their unions, research shows. In findings due next week from Education Sector, a Washington think tank, 81% of K-12 teachers surveyed believe that without a union, teachers “would be vulnerable to school politics or administrators who abuse their power.”

Still buying the Party Line, are you? You’ll learn. You’ll learn the moment you find yourself doing something that isn’t on the Union Fascist Approved List, such as refusing to teach “Fisting for Fourth Graders”, you get your ass suspended and the only help you get from your precious uuuuuunion is the sound of crickets as you’re dragged to the stake for your burning as a heretic to the People’s Agenda.

Or maybe you’ll learn when your precious uuuuunion vetoes compromises that would save your job, leaving you out on the street without a paycheck, watching your home getting foreclosed on all because your job is infinitely less important to your beloved uuuuunion “protectors” than their personal power.

His Imperial Majesty doesn’t know exactly when or how you’ll learn, but you will learn.

Best beat the rush and skip to the head of the class, lest you find yourself being the last one to turn the lights out.

Thatisall.

8 comments

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    This is very good news :em01:
    And first!

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    One thing you can say for Mittens is that LDS church greatly encourages both home schooling and charter (read LDS schools) that focus on learning the basics in all disciplines. The only gripe I have is that, of course you have the LDS bent on all things taught (no evolution). That said they do turn out highly educated and disciplined graduates from both secondary and post-secondary.

    Mittens will be cleaving though the education system to have more homeschooling and charter schools. He may just do it because he wants the NEA off the backs of the Mormons but hey, if it fucks over the teachers unions that can’t be a bad thing right?

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    franklaughter growls and barks:

    Thanks for the news flash, Misha.

    Light29ID — Non-Mormon schools don’t teach Civics, U.S. History or patriotism but Mormon schools do. Which is best left to teachers: evolution or citizenship? It’s a no-brainer to me.
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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    I heard this on the news earlier and I broke in laughter like a Howler Monkey!!

    :em05:
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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    I’m rusty on math: but doesn’t this mean that the NEA’s budget is a staggering $361 million plus???

    What the hey?

    And it all goes to the Demmiquats.

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    Cricket growls and barks:

    Oh caloo calay and I will chortle in my joy. As to Mormons encouraging homeschooling: Nup. I am a Mormon and I do homeschool, and it was most assuredly not with the blessing of my bishop or other ecclesiastical leaders. I was preached at because my children would not learn the social skills of a Marxist, but of Christ.
    Oh well. That said, Mormons are in favor of school choice, especially vouchers, charters and the state picking up the tab when the district or school the child is in cannot provide what is needed by that child. Georgia has always had that option.

    I went to the apostate school, the University of Utah. Before I left, a dear friend of my mother’s called me to worry over the state of my soul because I was not attending BYU. Well, neither did Mittens. I betcha dear friend is voting for Mitt in spite of his not finishing his master’s at the Y.

    I finished my degree at a decent midwestern liberal arts college, and I don’t feel the worse for wear because of it.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID says:

    The only gripe I have is that, of course you have the LDS bent on all things taught (no evolution).

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

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    Cricket growls and barks:

    I must apologize: The social skills of a Marxist, not a Christian.

    There. Better grammar for the masses. I was too taught about evolution. My late father learned it at the Apostate U of U. It is a fairly quaint thought, and there are people who believe it is Right. Okay by me, but DO NOT make excuses for crappy behavior because ‘it is in our DNA.’