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Unions Whine About Shortage Of Teachers Ahead Of School Year; Here’s What They’re Pushing For

Union leaders are once again whining and moaning about teacher shortages just ahead of a brand new school year, thus making the call for someone to hand them free money. Typical progressive behavior, right?

A report from The Daily Wire stated that National Education Association President Rebecca Pringle, who conducted an interview with ABC News, went on to estimate that the U.S. is short about 300,000 teachers and additional support staff, which she said is the fruition of a “crisis in the number of students who are going into the teaching profession and the number of teachers who are leaving it.”

She then said that 55 percent of teachers have considered leaving the field sooner than previously expected.

Here’s a bit more from the Daily Wire report:

The shortage comes as COVID and the lockdown-induced recession prompted millions of Americans to retire or otherwise exempt themselves from the job market. The labor force participation rate has dropped from 66% in 2008 to 62% in 2022, falling 3% between February 2020 and April 2020 alone, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In response to the shortage, Pringle recommended that citizens ask that “all of our schools are funded, so all of our students have what they need and they deserve.” American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, meanwhile, pointed to “inadequate support and resources” and “subpar compensation” in a July press release discussing the teacher shortage.

Despite claims of poor funding, there is by no means a lack of taxpayer dollars flowing toward government schools. A report from the National Center for Education Statistics indicated that the inflation-adjusted yearly expenditure per American pupil rose from $4,060 to $15,424 between 1960 and 2017 — a 280% increase. Another study from the Department of Education revealed that schools increased the number of non-teaching staff by 702% between 1950 to 2009 and hired 252% more teachers over the same period.

One example is the state of Virginia, which “would have had an extra $29,007 to spend per teacher if it had limited the growth of administrators and other non-teaching staff” from the years 1992 to 2009, according to the information gleaned from the study.

Robert Bortins, the CEO of Classical Conversations, a company that produces the curriculum for Christian homeschool families, took an opportunity to break things down for the Daily Wire, stating the bloated funding happens as the U.S. continues to be in a mediocre position on many international education metrics.

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There used to be a time when the United States was near the top of those metrics mentioned a bit ago. We used to be the place where folks wanted to send their children to receive a high-quality education and have access to bigger and better opportunities than they themselves had when they were young in their home countries.

Not any more.

Now we’re sending our kids overseas to get educated, or better yet, taking on the responsibility ourselves and homeschooling them so they have an actual shot at succeeding in their lives.

“If the New York Yankees, who routinely have the highest payroll in the MLB, missed the playoffs almost 100% of the time, the front office would be fired, not given more money,” Bortins pointed out. “Giving our current government education system — a group of individuals who can’t even properly identify man versus woman — more money is not the solution to providing our children a better education.”

Yes, it is most likely that unions are also playing a significant role in the shortage of teachers available, according to Bortins.

“Teacher unions have helped create this broken system through decades of legislative reform that are designed to give themselves power, rather than empowering families to give their children a great education,” he proclaimed. “Teacher unions support legislation that puts unneeded and unnecessary licensing burdens on new teachers, keeping qualified individuals out of the profession due to being improperly credentialed.”

The founder of the Classic Learning Test, which is a standardized exam that was created to help kids with Christian and classical education, Jeremy Tate, also spoke with the Daily Wire and slapped down unions saying that the main motivating force behind them is not helping the students, but providing protection for teachers.

“Nothing discourages young people from entering the teaching profession more than teachers unions and the policies they push. Teaching is inherently a heroic calling, but the unions put an ugly stain on the beauty and dignity of this great profession,” he went on to say. “Pouring your life into the next generation is a high and beautiful calling for young people and they get excited about it. But having to join the ranks of an organization that clearly doesn’t want the best for students kills this excitement.”

This is just one more reason why we need to rip apart the public education system and get things back to the local and state level. What I mean is, get rid of any governmental say in education altogether. Turn it over to the public sector. Force schools to compete against each other. This will increase the quality of the material and instruction students receive, while also driving down prices to affordable rates.

Or, you can just homeschool, which is a highly recommended option for immediate results. The public schools are only brainwashing students anyway. Pull them out and teach them yourself. Doing so today is easier than ever.

 

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Nikki Haley Donors Flock to Biden Campaign

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In a stunning display of political opportunism and disloyalty, former supporters of Nikki Haley’s Republican primary campaign have shamelessly defected to Joe Biden’s camp as the presidential election looms. This egregious betrayal not only underscores the depth of moral bankruptcy within certain segments of the GOP but also highlights the duplicitous nature of individuals willing to sacrifice their conservative values for personal gain.

With Donald Trump securing the GOP nomination for November’s presidential election, the stage is set for a fiery rematch between the incumbent Biden and the formidable Trump. However, the Machiavellian maneuvers of former Haley donors reveal a troubling trend of self-serving treachery within the Republican Party.

Haley, once touted as a rising star within the conservative movement, suspended her primary campaign earlier this month following Super Tuesday. Yet, rather than rallying behind the Republican nominee, some of her erstwhile backers have shamelessly switched their allegiance to Biden, driven by a toxic combination of ego and ambition.

Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, along with other prominent donors who had previously supported Haley, have now pledged their support to Biden, betraying not only their former candidate but also the core principles of conservatism. Their actions demonstrate a callous disregard for the values of limited government, individual liberty, and fiscal responsibility that define the Republican Party.

Rufus Gifford, Biden’s campaign finance chair, has openly admitted to actively courting Haley supporters to join the Democratic cause. This brazen attempt to poach conservative donors underscores the cynicism and opportunism that pervade Biden’s campaign, as he seeks to exploit divisions within the GOP for his own political gain.

While Biden may hypocritically extend an olive branch to Haley supporters, his true intentions are clear: to co-opt and neutralize any opposition to his radical agenda of socialist policies and big government intervention. Those who align themselves with Biden are not only betraying their former candidate but also betraying the conservative movement and the millions of Americans who stand for freedom and prosperity.

In contrast, President Trump has made it abundantly clear that there is no room for turncoats within the MAGA movement. His steadfast commitment to America-first policies and conservative principles has earned him the loyalty and support of millions of patriotic Americans who refuse to compromise their values for political expediency.

As the battle lines are drawn for the upcoming election, conservatives must remain vigilant against the insidious influence of traitors within their own ranks. Nikki Haley’s turncoats may seek to undermine the conservative movement, but they will ultimately be remembered as opportunists who sold their souls for a fleeting moment of political relevance.

In the words of President Trump, “We don’t want them, and will not accept them.” It is time for true conservatives to stand united behind the only candidate capable of defending our values and leading our nation forward: Donald J. Trump. Anything less would be a betrayal of everything we hold dear as Americans.

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Democrats Try to Block “Sarah’s Law” From Protecting Americans

Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, encountered fierce resistance from Democratic lawmakers as she made a determined effort to advance Sarah’s Law, a vital piece of legislation aimed at detaining illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes, in a bid to prevent harrowing tragedies like those of Sarah Root and Laken Riley.

Ernst’s proposal, Sarah’s Law, demands that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detain illegal immigrants charged with causing death or serious injury to others. The heart-wrenching case of Sarah Root, a 21-year-old from Iowa whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver who was in the country illegally, Edwin Mejia, serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for such legislation. Despite Mejia’s extensive record of driving offenses and evasion of court proceedings, ICE, citing Obama-era immigration enforcement guidelines, callously declined to detain him.

The recent devastating loss of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student from the University of Georgia, purportedly at the hands of another illegal immigrant, Jose Ibarra, has reignited fervent calls for the enactment of Sarah’s Law. Ibarra faces grave charges, including malice murder and felony murder. The refusal to detain individuals like Ibarra epitomizes the callous disregard for public safety that permeates the current immigration system, leaving innocent lives hanging in the balance.

Ernst’s impassioned plea for unanimous consent to propel Sarah’s Law forward was met with vehement opposition from Majority Whip Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois. Durbin adamantly raised concerns, contending that the bill could inadvertently ensnare victims of trafficking or domestic abuse and trample upon immigrants’ due process rights.

Critics of Sarah’s Law, predominantly Democrats, contend that it might not have averted Riley’s tragic demise, given that Ibarra’s criminal record did not include prior incidents involving death or injury. However, Ernst steadfastly maintains that the prevailing immigration policies, including the notorious “catch and release” practice, perpetuate a climate of impunity, allowing potentially dangerous individuals to roam freely within the country’s borders.

Despite the setback in the Senate, the push for robust immigration enforcement and the enactment of measures like Sarah’s Law continues to encounter fierce opposition from Democratic quarters. The palpable divide underscores the deep-seated ideological chasm regarding immigration reform, intensifying the urgency for decisive action to safeguard the lives and well-being of American citizens.

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Tricky Nikki Wins DC Swamp Primary

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Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s victory in the Washington, DC, Republican primary election may seem like a cause for celebration among the establishment elites and swamp dwellers, but it’s a grim reminder of the deep-seated betrayal of true conservative values.

In a district notorious for its entrenched establishment and lobbyist influence, Haley managed to eke out a victory over the true America First leader, former President Donald Trump. However, her margin of victory is overshadowed by the fact that it occurred in the heart of “the swamp,” where special interests reign supreme and the will of the American people takes a back seat to political expediency.

Haley’s win, fueled by lobbyist dollars and establishment backing, is a slap in the face to the grassroots movement that propelled Trump to victory in 2016 and continues to support him fervently. Despite her desperate attempts to portray herself as a viable alternative to Trump, Haley’s lackluster performance in her home state of South Carolina and her dismal showing in other primaries only serve to underscore her disconnect from the Republican base.

Her staggering expenditure of over $76 million in a futile bid to defeat Trump in multiple primary states reeks of desperation and underscores her willingness to prioritize personal ambition over principle. It’s abundantly clear that Haley’s allegiance lies not with the conservative values that define the Republican Party but with the entrenched interests of the Washington establishment.

While Haley may cling to the hope of staying competitive in the race, her delusions of grandeur are starkly at odds with reality. Despite her defiant rhetoric, the overwhelming support for Trump among Republican voters across the country leaves little room for doubt about the outcome of the primary race.

As Haley scrambles to salvage her floundering campaign, it’s evident that her aspirations of clinching the nomination are nothing more than a pipe dream. With a paltry 19 delegates to her name and a yawning chasm of over 1,000 delegates separating her from the nomination, Haley’s chances of success are as remote as her understanding of the true pulse of the Republican Party.

In the end, Nikki Haley’s victory in the DC primary may be a hollow triumph for the establishment elites, but it serves as a rallying cry for true conservatives to reject the siren song of political opportunism and stand firm in their support for the America First agenda championed by President Trump. The swamp may celebrate Haley’s win, but the heart and soul of the Republican Party remain firmly with Trump and the principles he represents.

Do you think Nikki Haley will win any more primaries? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

 

 

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