Friday, January 25, 2013

I Didn't Catch Gov. Sandoval's Speech

Since I now live in Oregon, I haven't been following Nevada politics too closely these days, but teachers there are going to get screwed so bad, I just shudder to think about it.

I have already mentioned about how bad the new superintendent of public instruction, James W. Guthrie, is. He is openly hostile to the very idea of public education and has close ties to not just George W. Bush, but also various privatization outfits.

Sandoval is openly pushing for the hiring of scabs, who are called Teach for America "fellows," as a way to further undermine teacher pay and retirement benefits.

Nevada has no real teacher unions down there, since public employees can't strike. The "unions" are jokes heavily in bed with school districts.

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