We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I volunteered in the Chicago Public Schools for 16 years and a cousin taught there equally as long. It's impossible to believe what union leaders get away with. And that teachers let them. There is no way it can be pleasant working in an environment run by gangs and their uninformed parents. Fortunately, with the help of some other parents and excellent teachers, we started a few magnet schools that turned around the idea that "schools could not be improved." They remain today the bright spots in what used to be a failing system. No thanks to Bill Ayres...or Obama.
Great video showing public minded citizens fed up with selfish teachers' unions. I surely would not want to oppose the wishes of those mothers! They know what is real education and what is not and refuse to put up with the phonies any longer. What happened in Watts needs to happen in union-bound Vermont- oh, the irony of it all.