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They Just Want Us to Learn

Members of teachers' unions from San Jose and across the country launched a campaign today urging consumers not to buy their back-to-school supplies at Wal-Mart, accusing the country's biggest retailer of anti-education policies. [Read]

Teachers are opposed to the largest, most successful retailer on the planet. Sure, they have kept the cost of living down for hundreds of millions of customers, but have they met the needs of teachers? Apparently not.

About 20 teachers handed out “report cards” to reporters that gave Arkansas-based Wal-Mart failing grades for allegedly paying low wages, failing to provide affordable health care, discriminating against women, violating child labor laws and shifting more than $2.5 billion a year in health care and welfare costs for its underpaid and underinsured workers to U.S. taxpayers.

Teachers are not known for their high salaries, and a company like Wal-Mart extends their wages. That may be too complex an idea for their leadership to comprehend.

Do you know who is giving teachers a bad name? Their lea(D)ership, and the fact that soooooo many follow.


posted at 13:40:34 on 08/13/05 by clearpolitics - Category: Obviously - [Permalink]

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Not All Teachers Follow wrote:

I am a teacher, and the union leadership does not speak for me, but that has not stopped them from speaking on my behalf.
08/13/05 15:18:31

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