I tend to stay away from political topics here at From Dates to Diapers, but as you all know, I am a mom of seven children, four of whom are in a public charter school here in California. I’m disgusted with how special interest groups like the teachers’ union always put our children last, behind their bloated paychecks and pension benefits.
Well, they’ve gone too far this time… Earlier this year, the California Teachers Association killed a bill in the legislature that would have made it easier to fire teachers who are known child molesters!
It’s almost too hard to believe, right? Just read for yourself what one Los Angeles area teacher did to his blindfolded students – Associated Press story – and how the teachers union conspired to keep perverts like him in the classroom –LA Weekly article.
We have to stop the special interest money that keeps these groups powerful and detached from doing what’s best for our children, and this is exactly why we need reform like Prop 32, which is on the November ballot.
Of course, the opponents of the measure are spreading lies about how cops, firemen, teachers, and others are against 32, but keep in mind, it’s only the union leadership that is against 32. I know plenty of teachers who don’t like what their union does and certainly don’t want sexual predators in our classrooms!
And join our Facebook Group “California Parents for Reform” where we discuss this and other issues facing our schools and families.