Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rose Garden Thorn

Editorial - August 13th, 2010 - Investor's Business Daily

When the president urged Congress last week to pass $26 billion in emergency aid to help save the jobs of laid-off teachers, one of his human props was out of place. It was a mistake he may regret.


Next to Obama during his morning plea from the Rose Garden were two teachers, one of them Shannon Lewis, who had been laid off at Hampshire High School in West Virginia... but Lewis wasn't laid off because the government could no longer afford to pay her. She was laid off "because of an enrollment decline in Hampshire County," the Charleston Daily Mail reports.

In other words, teachers once hired can never be fired, not even if their services are not needed. Not surprising that the union officials who are certain to have arranged the props at Obama's photo op thought she deserved to be there. It is exactly what has destroyed our school system. To them the kids mean nothing. It is all about high paying permanent jobs. Jobs from which you cannot be fired no matter what else happens in the world.


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