"Let me be as plain as I can be. I'm a product of the public school system. I had wonderful teachers and a great school system that prepared me. But I have no patience for a system (which) doesn't work for some. So I do not bash teachers. I bash their stubborn, self-interested Union."
"[Teacher Organizations] couldn't function like a labor union until the 1960s"- The Worm in the Apple: How the teacher unions are destroying American education. Peter Brimelow copyright 2003
The reason : A public sector union would just have too much power... all labor unions are engaged in trying to monopolize the supply of labor... a public sector union would be a monopoly on top of a monopoly, [and] public education is a third monopoly, because [of] compulsory attendance laws. So public sector unions were prohibited by law. But this inhibition like so many others abruptly vanished in the 1960s. In return for labor union support, President John F. Kennedy issued an executive order allowing collective bargaining.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Rockville, MD — Residents of Montgomery County, Maryland can’t miss the hundreds of “Boycott the Apple Ballot, www.RottenAppleBallot.com” yard signs that seem to be everywhere. “Taxpayers Lose if Union-Picked Ballot Wins,” the signs say — “Save Your Tax Dollars. Boycott … Continue reading
Concerned Citizens Group Takes on the Teacher’s Union“Boycott the Apple Ballot, RottenAppleBallot.com” Campaign Underway –“We’ve really hit a nerve.” Rockville, MD — Residents of Montgomery County, Maryland can’t miss the hundreds of “Boycott the Apple Ballot, HYPERLINK “http://www.RottenAppleBallot.com” www.RottenAppleBallot.com” yard … Continue reading
A flyer which appears to be a Craig Rice (MC Council candidate) brochure has been mailed to residents. It’s a four-color glossy piece that, in addition to Craig Rice, lists endorsements for other candidates running for other offices. But wait! … Continue reading
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for posters and flyers, Boycott Apple Ballot
The power of the Apple Ballot can be reigned in if enough voters become educated and motivated. Suggestions include: Know your candidates! Go to Town Hall meetings and ask tough questions. Write to candidates or call them and let them … Continue reading
The Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the teacher’s union which endorses political candidates through their Apple Ballot, is an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). While most of us think that these teachers unions represent the best interests of … Continue reading
Does being endorsed by the MCEA’s Apple Ballot really make a difference to the endorsed candidates? It can make the difference between winning and losing. In fact, 90% of Apple Ballot candidates beat their non-Apple Ballot opponents. Below is a … Continue reading
Ask Yourself: If a union gives a candidate its resources and political muscle, what’s the union expecting in return? That’s the question we asked, and we sure didn’t like the answer! The Apple Ballot impacts Montgomery County elections by ensuring … Continue reading
The Apple Ballot is a listing of political candidates endorsed by the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), a teacher’s union with 11,000 members. The MCEA is an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). According to a February 5, 2010 … Continue reading