Mich. schools close as teachers protest right-to-work in Lansing, students thrilled

When the morning bell rings tomorrow, the desks at several Michigan schools will be empty. Schools are closing in anticipation of teachers calling in sick in order to protest the state legislature’s recent votes on right-to-work legislation:

Schools in Taylor and Warren face inadequate staffing and a short supply of substitute teachers and therefore will be unable to operate.

For students, the strike means a day off from school, and they couldn’t be happier:

Others not “fortunate” enough to live in Taylor or Warren are hoping that their schools follow suit:

Lovely. Essentially, striking teachers — adults — are throwing a colossal temper tantrum and teaching children that that sort of behavior is not only acceptable, but productive and desirable. Shameful. In aligning with union thugs and buying into Leftist lies about the right to work, these teachers are willfully hurting the students that they should be protecting.

Indeed. If this is the kind of education these teachers have to offer our students, we’re in big trouble.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Another reason I hate unions: they claim big corporations are greedy, but they put their own interests over those of whom they serve. I’m happy to be home-schooled, thank you very much.

  • Steve_J

    Is this just the teachers way of preparing more assembly line workers?

  • Nathaniel Door

    I remember a teacher in high school saying how upset she was that the union was going to force her to strike when she’d rather be in class actually teaching. I didn’t think she was a great teacher, but that day she suddenly earned my respect.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    I am starting to think the best thing that can happen to us is for all states to go bankrupt, and the gov to go over the cliff. That way we can reboot this without unions and these morons that think raising their pay raises their living standards. If you need a wheelbarrow full of cash to buy something because wages are out of control, how did you gain anything by insisting on higher wages and benefits? People don’t think.

  • Anyone00

    I would have liked to see the look on that one teacher’s face when that one student raised their hand and asked “What about the teachers going to rally in support of the Right to Work laws?”.

  • SturJen

    Oh the teachers did the same thing in Wisconsin due to that whole collective bargaining thing. That’s when they lost all respect from me and a lot more parents. “For the kids” eh. Not so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    awwwwww….no indoctrination for the kiddies! who will teach them their “praise obama” songs?

  • radicallyalyssa

    I can’t believe these teachers, these people that are supposed to guide young minds, have sold their souls and are now selfishly doing this. How repugnant.

  • Maxwell

    “Everything we do, we do for the kids!” Yeah I call bullsek. If you truly cared about your students, you wouldn’t ditch them to go protest something you disagreed with. You would take the mature route, hoping Right To Work gets overturned, while still teaching your students.

    Predicting Response: “But it’s only for one day, what harm could it really do?”
    A fair point that I would agree with… except every teacher I ever had from elementary school to high school always told that even missing one day is equivalent to the unpardonable sin.

  • TMZ2

    Earth to Michigan unions…. did you not see what happened in Wisconsin? hahaha…You are all just doing the same losing thing. Right to Work will still pass.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Strike away Michigan unions. You lost. There is no pulling out a victory here. So, by all means piss off the state population with no potential for concessions. WE freedom lovers appreciate your grassroots efforts on behalf of Right-to-Work