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n.michigan Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 11:13 AM
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18. Time for teachers to file a lawsuit against the unions and RTTBottom dictates-a RICO?
"In return for this largess and sell-out support, the DFT has been given assurances from their president, Keith Johnson, and his executives, that it will continue to collect dues income from teachers, and will participate in the myriad joint labor-management committees to police teachers."

What do you think? Certainly they need to re-vote that corrupt union out and /or sue them for their false representation and for damages to their reputations, fees improperly used etc..

One wonders if MEA is doing the same thing - setting up the evaluation process for teachers (for their own benefit as you point out)- not a likely priority of a local affiliation of educators one would assume. And MEA is doing phony protesting- while letting the Legislature deliberate (both houses are in on it) to steal money from teacher retirement (SB1227 in committee for final) and cover what they are taking away (mismanaging politically) from Michigan school districts. This was led by Granholm with Republicans originally. MEA recommends email support of the House version ( it (Dems) takes 3% from teachers- on top of what they already contribute in retirement-7% confiscation) rather than immediate protest over it. My how effortlessly teachers are being savaged and victimized by politicians and unions.

**Note -the lead negotiator for the House version (Mark Meadows (D) of East Lansing) has a promotional article headline on his website which you will understand easily from the address alone:

It illustrates THE PROBLEM IN MICHIGAN- GREED at the expense of the people- corporate welfare and tax credits that are deemed more important than and cause deficits in the funding to education. They are screwing Michigan children and teachers! So sorry. It truly appears to be a conspiracy of interests.

So we need to vote the politicians out- incumbents- all of them-the Democrats and Republicans who so dishonor Michigan. I lost respect for OBAMA too over his rejection of the public option and lower priced drugs. Granholm too- witness your story above.. and her bias for business interests and the billionaires.

The new Diane Ravitch book on our educational system is excellent. She really explains past history and present OBAMA/Duncan aggressiveness in RTTT including the billionaires movement to privatize, providing time-lines and insightful references to the money and politics behind private/public educational agendas. Recommend.

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