Tell me again that teachers' unions have only the kids' best interests in mind…

With all this noise I’ve heard about how teachers’ unions are just looking out for the betterment of our public education system and how they’ve being so badly maligned in the press, what’s this all about? The article title: “Despite Budget Cuts, Layoff Fears, Milwaukee Teachers Fight for Taypayer-Funded Viagra.”

With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is taking a peculiar stand: fighting to get their taxpayer-funded Viagra back.

The union has asked a judge to order the school board to again include Pfizer Inc.’s erectile dysfunction drug and similar pills in its health insurance plans.

My God, that sounds like an article in The Onion. But it’s not – it’s real. What’s just mind-boggling is that these “teachers” are well aware of the economic situation and they know all about the budget problems. They. Don’t. Care. They just want what they want and they feel they’re owed; that you owe them this. Never mind that the schools can’t afford to keep teachers in the classrooms. The union wants their members to get theirs.

Advertisements