‘Mass Lying and Abandoning the Classroom’

by Jay Nordlinger

Last week, I wrote quite a bit about the lying of teachers — the lying of all those teachers in Madison and elsewhere who called in “sick” when they weren’t sick at all. They were just striking, using the sick leave paid for by the taxpayer.

A reader wrote me a letter about the pros and cons of teachers’ unions. Here are two, bracing sentences: “One thing I always told my students was, ‘I won’t lie to you, and I don’t expect you to lie to me.’ Mass lying and abandoning the classroom for political purposes is not congruent with my understanding of the teacher’s role.”

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