The Boston Teacher’s Union has dedicated this week to celebrating America’s favorite terrorist organization – “black lives matter.” Ya know, the people who block highways, destroy property, chant “pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon,” and generalize all police officers as racist murderers. The people who only care about black lives when they’re killed by white cops, but ignore the millions of other black people who are killed by people they know from the neighborhood.
A number of teachers have contacted us after being pressured into participating in their “week of action,” because a lot of the things they’re advocating for are explicitly anti-police. As you can see from this picture of teacher at the McKinley School, the teachers are all wearing the shirts this week.
The things they’re protesting for are all listed on the shirts.
“End zero tolerance.”
Translation – stop suspending kids who break the rules if they’re not white.
“Mandate black history.”
Schools already teacher black history. Slavery, the civil rights movement, the growth of Jim Crow – it’s all in the Massachusetts US History standards. I know because I taught history for 11 years and hit on these topics pretty thoroughly.
“Hire more black teachers.”
Fun fact – black people by and large do not apply for teaching jobs. You cannot hire people who do not apply.
“Fund counselors, not cops.”
Translation – no more school resource officers building relationships with kids in school. Increase distrust for the police and teach kids that cops are the enemy.
A few years back there was a big debate about whether or not to have cops in schools after several administrators and teachers at North High School were assaulted. SJWs resisted it because they believe cops are racist and kids will get arrested when they break the law in school, because for some reason the laws of society should stop existing inside a public school building. .
But the fact of the matter is that school resource officers are by and large a tremendous success. When kids start having positive interactions with law enforcement, and they can shoot the shit with the SRO every day, they start to view the police as human. This is exactly what BLM fears more than anything – humanizing the police.
It also did the exact opposite of what SJWs said it would do. In 2015-16 arrests in the Worcester Public Schools were cut in half when SRO’s were placed in schools:
Almost as if the mere presence of a police officer would make a kid think twice about selling drugs or assaulting someone in school.
This is the graphic the Boston Teacher’s Union is using in their propaganda:
A white cop arresting a black kid, presumably for doing nothing. Wicked racist.
Luckily the Boston Police actually stand up for themselves and set a strongly worded letter to BTU president Jessica Tang.
The Boston Police patrolman association wants to shut down Black Lives Matter as School Week while citing racist propaganda as their reasoning. #notsurprised #blacklivesmatteratschool #bostonteachersunion pic.twitter.com/TsayDTCH72
— BLM Boston (@BlmBoston) February 5, 2020
He hit the nail on the head when he pointed out that if the cops had a slogan, “fund police, not teachers,” they’d rightfully be ripshit.
I was in a teacher’s union, and I support the existence of teacher’s unions. But the fact of the matter is that they are run by idiots. Social justice queefs who don’t actually represent the best interests of teachers. Every other union looks out for themselves. Not teachers though. These initiatives they’re pushing for endanger teachers and students and make it harder to teach by keeping problem kids in the building when they should be suspended. Just look at this quote from the idiot union president:
“We believe counselors need to be a higher funding priority over theoretically increasing the number of police in schools,” Tang told School Committee members. “With limited budgets and cuts we believe adequate access to social-emotional well-being, restorative practices and other efforts are more effective than increasing police presence in our schools.”
“Restorative practices,” is code word for “keeping kids in school when they break rules that should result in suspension.” I can’t tell you how many times kids act up in class, disrespect the teacher, disrupt the learning environment for others, and get no punishment. Instead they go to talk about their feelings with the assistant principal and come back to your class like nothing happened. That’s what “restorative justice” really means.
If you look at this chick’s page it’s clear that she’s not really looking out for teachers as union president. She’s just an activist who champions a bunch of left wing causes and rubs elbows with the squad.
Yet here she is on the first day of school giving kids a high five on their way in, standing directly behind 5-0.
Oh, and she’s sad about disgraced city councilor Chuck Turner dying.
“Rest in power.”
Chuck Turner is most famous for being arrested by the FBI for taking a bribe as a councilor from an undercover agent.
The bottom line is that teachers shouldn’t feel pressured into taking part in this, which they are because a whole bunch of them reached out about this. The reason teachers don’t get paid as much as other public servants is largely because their unions are run by morons like Jessica Tang who don’t advocate for policies that help teachers because they’re too busy playing social justice hero on a variety of issues that have nothing to do with teaching.
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