“The fight is about who is going to run public education”
The fight is about who is going to run public education in New Jersey. The parents and the people they elect or the mindless, faceless union leaders who decide that they’re going to be the ones who run it because they have the money and the authority to bully around school boards and local councils. So, listen, I know I don’t make myself the most popular guy in the world by having this fight, but [if] we don’t win this fight, there’s no other fights left. This is the fight we have to fight, this is the fight we have to win for the kids.
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Remember 2007 in East Greenwich, RI? Anchor Rising was the first to break the news about a teachers’ strike in East Greenwich, beating both the newspapers and TV stations. The NEA was arguing that the teachers were being asked to take a pay cut, using that as a public relations hammer to mislead and manipulate town voters in order to maintain their extreme contract terms. So, I sat down with the school administration’s Finance Director to get actual and publicly available information as well as reviewed the contracts, did the analysis, showed the NEA claim was a lie, and visibly posted it all on AR. And then dared the NEA to quit whining about pay cuts and actually prove their claim. Which, of course, they could not do and never did.
Here is a sampling of blog posts from that time –
Excuse me, but this is NOT how to win friends & influence people in East Greenwich
There are more earlier blog post links at the bottom of that post.
Several subsequent ones –
“Pay Cut” Analysis Hostage Day Count: Day 2
NEA “Pay Cut” Analysis Hostage Day Count: Day 9