May 2, 2016

For months now, Detroit Public School teachers have been protesting the horrendous conditions in their schools. Moldy classrooms, a lack of heat, horrible conditions, and more have them furious and protesting.

But instead of responding to their concerns, teachers were informed that they would have to work beyond June 30th without pay. Their response was to shut down 94 schools in a sickout.

DPS emergency manager Judge Steven Rhodes told the union Saturday that unless the state Legislature approves sending more money to the district, there is not enough in the coffers to pay teachers their already-earned salaries after June 30. Summer school and extended special education services would also be canceled.

The union is demanding that the state step up and provide the funding to pay already-earned salaries.

Morning Joke Scarborough thinks that's just terrible. Damned unions, fighting for pay the teachers have already earned. Why aren't they just doing it for the children?

"When there's a financial crisis, I think it's extraordinarily important that teachers unions work overtime to hurt the students. Because that's what it's all about, right? Because, this isn't about educating children. This is about, well, what's the old saying? They asked one of the most powerful union teachers ever, when are you going to start worrying about students instead of teachers? And he said, when students starting paying union dues. So there you go. Ladies and gentlemen, your teachers union.

I wonder if he thinks doctors should work for free just for the patients? Or police should work for free just for the people?

Maybe he should try working for free and cancel his sweet union contract right now.

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