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School Daze

In Impromptus Wednesday, I had a note about Gov. Chris Christie and the teachers’ union — and about the distinction between union leadership and the teachers, if any truly exists. As you might expect, I received many letters from teachers — conservative teachers. Most of those said, “I have to belong to the union. In many ways, it kills me to do so, but there’s no choice. For one thing, the union helps defend teachers when they are sued.”

And I thought I’d publish one letter, not from a teacher. This is a snarky letter, but enjoyable, I think you may find:

Jay,

I have a friend who’s a proud union teacher in New Jersey. And all last year, she would post angry things regarding Christie’s plan to suspend raises and have teachers contribute to their own healthcare. Pure venom came out, as if she would be going from 65K a year to 25 — which was my starting salary at a small Christian school — if Christie got his way.

Then summer came. And the angry posts went away, replaced with her summer world tour, including updates from Spain, Bolivia, and Argentina. Must be nice to be able to afford such a lifestyle. I waited tables during my summers off.

Do you think the Jersey teacher was doing something like a Footsteps of Che tour? (Talk about snarky!)

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