Cheering for Rebecca Friedrichs

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  I noted with some interest this week the suit between a California teacher and her union; Rebecca Friedrichs and ten of her colleagues are suing the NEA and its affiliate, the California Teachers Association to “obtain freedom from compelled support for unionism.”  Alec Torres wrote about this suit in December: … Continue reading Cheering for Rebecca Friedrichs

Teacher Tenure and first downs

You've seen the bumper stickers bemoaning teacher pay vs athletes pay. At the Wall Street Journal Fran Tarkenton imagines the NFL playing under the teachers union's rules: Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player's salary is based on how long he's been in the league. It's about tenure, not talent. The … Continue reading Teacher Tenure and first downs

Latest Examiner Column: The Newshounds that Didn’t bark

My latest for the examiner notes the silence of the Media Hounds: Last month after the shootings in Arizona where several people were murdered and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was severely injured there was a lot of talk about civility in politics. Members of congress, the president and news organization both print and visual bemoaned the … Continue reading Latest Examiner Column: The Newshounds that Didn’t bark

Where is the Chris Christie Clip on Morning Joe?

This Chris Christie clip is all over the web: Monday morning after crashing on the couch I woke up really early and expected to see Willie Geist on Way Too Early certain that it would be featured since Gov Christie is held in high esteem on Morning Joe. Nope no sign, well it's only a … Continue reading Where is the Chris Christie Clip on Morning Joe?

Pundit & Pundetts highlights one importnat point

about the Union defeat reminds us of. Basically how dollars that are supposed to be used helping members are spent elsewhere as this post from the morning bell highlights: In his ongoing battle with teachers unions, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) recently told a town hall in Robbinsville: “My argument is not with teachers … Continue reading Pundit & Pundetts highlights one importnat point

Morning Joe has Chris Christie on right now…

...a million union leaders are going to be jumping off the bridge after this interview. This guy had the answers to every question. When he said that teachers put in nothing to their pensions and he listed the benefits that was a body blow that it will be hard to spin, even to the MSNBC … Continue reading Morning Joe has Chris Christie on right now…