Labor Day agitation: Teachers set to strike in Pa., Ohio, Wash., Wyo.

It’s back to school time for most schoolchildren. But in several school districts across the country, teachers’ unions are looking to extend the Labor Day holiday by striking. Parents are bracing for major disruptions this week.

A is for agitation!

While some kids may be rejoining, not everyone is down with Big Labor not laboring.

  • Billie Slash

    I’d like to strike a teacher. If they’re not making our kids stomp on Old Glory, they’re demanding a raise despite most of the kids’ illiteracy. What a racket!!

    • Guest

      I still can’t believe that lib teacher had kids stomping on the American flag. I bet that teacher would have been fired had he had kids stomp on a copy of the Quran. But since it was an American symbol, the libs yell “he’s teaching free thinking!!!”

      • Kimihiro Watanuki

        What shocks me he did it here in SC. He had to know people would have a cow here.

        • Guest

          “He had to know people would have a cow here.” Because I grew up in Texas, and there are a lot of cows near where I’ve lived in a couple of places, that made laugh out loud!! thank you!!

      • Damien Johnson

        I didn’t hear about that, I heard about the teacher who wanted students to stomp on a piece of paper with “Jesus” on it, and a (MORMON!) kid got punished for refusing to do it.

    • trixiewoobeans

      And they know they have parents over a barrel because they have to scramble to find child care, since most are working, or take time off and take a big financial hit. It’s extortion, is what it is! Parent’s, the PTA, someone, has to band together and form neighborhood coops for daycare, continuing education, etc., so when this happens, they can take the big stick away from the teachers.

      • Guest

        I agree with everything that you just said!!

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    What we need are alternatives like homeschooling or private school…oh wait….

    • 0bamasnought

      We keep voting in Charter schools, so the State Legi’s approve 26, and promptly hands them to a group headed by the State’s Former, as in quit to get her mitts on these, teacher’s union prez.
      Yeah, the fix is in.

    • Guest


  • Stephen L. Hall

    With the teachers on strike, there is a danger the children might learn something.

    • ObamaFail

      Someone might let slip to those kids that Obama didn’t discover America.

    • PatriotRG

      difficult to actually tell when they are on strike and when they are not

  • ObamaFail

    Union Teachers when things are going their way: “we do it for the children.”
    Union Teachers When they decide they want more money: “F*ck the kids, we want a raise!”

    • Guest

      THAT sums it up!

  • nc

    With the propaganda they brainwash the kids with, this might be a GOOD thing…

    • Guest

      I can’t help myself but think of the song by Pink Floyd called “Another Brick In The Wall”. Everybody who can, homeschool or private school.

  • trixiewoobeans

    STILL can’t believe that in this economy, with tens of millions jobless, or working part-time cause Obamacare(!), that these “educated, intellectual elites” (snort) have the temerity to demand raises! This clearly demonstrates how ignorant, uncaring, spoiled and out-of-touch these bozos are! THE GALL!

  • stillinthe60s

    Walker in Wisconsin showed the way. Vote in some conservative leaders who have a big enough pair to stand up to the union thugs, media slugs and low info mofo’s and you may get an education system your kids deserve.

    • Guest


  • Clete Torres

    And the left wonders why the right wants school vouchers and home-schooling.

    The private and parochial schools around here are on waiting lists miles long. Because the public education system has been so badly hijacked by the unions, parents are pulling kids from schools all over and even moving away to get their kids in better, non-union schools.

  • anjullyn

    Sick of the commercials for NEA talking about how much they CARE about the children. They care until they’re told NO to raises. Then it’s ME, ME, ME it’s all about ME. Fire them all. Can’t tell you how many teachers would LOVE to have their jobs, and would love to be non-union.

    • Guest

      As I said before, EVERYBODY HOMESCHOOL!!! When will we convert every public school that we can shudder into apartments, job centers or something other than schools, OOPS I mean Communist indoctrination camps.

  • Damien Johnson

    I remember my econ teacher in 2007 as a senior, explaining what intrinsic value meant; e.g., as a teacher he doesn’t get paid much, but he teaches because of the intrinsic value. I guess these teachers don’t get that.

  • notenoughtime

    What seems to be stumbling block in the teacher’s strike in the Shaler S.D. is health benefits. The school district no longer wants to cover anyone but the teacher in their healthcare policies. This is the wave of the future not only in our school districts but in all areas. The taxpayers no longer can afford to cover healthcare costs while they themselves are struggling to make the premiums if they have health care coverage at all. It is time for public section union members to wake up and see that we are all suffering and there is just no more money in our paychecks to cover expensive pension and healthcare plans.

    • Guest

      It is time, but they won’t.

  • kim

    Ironic isn’t it? All the claptrap about it being for the children as their work year gets shorter, they teach less each year, yet right after Labor Day, when the school year begins, what is it they want? MORE MONEY

  • dwsmokin

    Gee, I’m one of those 20 year business veterans looking for a full time gig-and I’ve taught college level courses before. Any governors out there looking for replacements for your striking teachers-I can get you some qualified candidates with real world experience. Or you can buckle (like Chicago) and pay more for the same. Your call.

  • 0bamasnought

    As a citizen of Watfington State, I will point this out.
    The Seattle area teachers’ FIRST year pay ranges from $49k to $55k.
    3 years OTJ and a Masters? $85k.
    Not bad for 22 weeks of work. 22 weeks after all of the holidays, teacher’s inservice, PTO, and sick leave.

  • 24601

    Because as everyone knows — the goal is the education of the children.

    That’s why we want everyone to be made to join our union. That’s why we refuse to teach if we find we might have to make a few personal budgetary adjustments. That’s why we fight any and all methods of performance evaluation. That’s why we raise the shrill-o-matic to the “exploding heads” level any time someone dares to question our effectiveness.

    It’s for the kids.