Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Ohio Education Association spins a tale

Dear Editor:

Talk about spin. Patricia Frost-Brooks, president, Ohio Education Association, dares to question charter school operators for seeking a voice at the statehouse (Charter schools need more than money). Other than threaten strikes locally, what else does OEA do besides seek influence in Columbus and DC (consider recent legislation to increase local tax support for the teacher retirement system)?

How about a detente where OEA quits lobbying for laws that remove choice so that charter school operators can stop lobbying for the ability to provide choice?

Jim Fedako

1 comment:

Brian said...

If one wanted to measure the success of the OEA, then examine the money spent on Ohio failing school assistance program, which just increased last year, and is expected to increase this year. Who do we blame; sure the local community, but how about unionist teachers; they contributed even more. Why; because any teacher worth their weight can teach under just about any condition. It is only the weak that decry the shortages.

How about fining teachers unions every time a school in Ohio fails, then we’ll see the union close shop. Hit them with RICO, just like the mafia.

See this issue of Imprimis: http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2007&month=11