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Read Intercepts and Avoid Embarrassment

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Oct• 23•08

Inside knowledge about teachers’ unions might not seem to be the most crucial information these days, but it can still come in handy.

ABC News reports that some parents in the Clovis Unified School District in California are pulling their kids out of school in protest of the California Teachers Association $1 million contribution to the No on Prop 8 campaign.

There’s only one problem, but it’s a big one. The 1,800 teachers in the district do not now belong, nor have they ever belonged, to the California Teachers Association. In fact, Clovis is the only large school district in California that has never had a teachers’ union.

The teachers are represented by a faculty senate, whose president is naturally a little concerned about kids missing school.

A protest in Clovis against the teachers’ union makes about as much sense as a protest against urban sprawl in North Dakota.


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