The teachers unions love to claim that more dollars for public education -- translate the comment to bigger salaries for public school teachers -- equals better performance. In essence, salaries and performance are a tautology -- they are one and the same. Yet ...
The Columbus Dispatch ran an article on Saturday, November 29, detailing the salaries of state-level union officials ... and the teachers are upset. Upset!?!
Salaries equal performance, ergo the highly-paid union officials are performing better than they would have on a lesser salary. Right? Isn't that the party line? Therefore, the teachers better off.
Seriously, isn't that the same nonsense drummed into parents and taxpayers at the local level: give the teachers more and better results follow.
It appears the line of reasoning is fallacious and offensive only when the teachers are paying the bill. Hmmm.
Note: I thought unions were the guarantor of a workers paradise. Yet the unions and their members, and the unions of the unions, can never seem to get their own house in order. Could it be that Marx's dialectical materialism is not truth? Could it really be so?