by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
From “The 10 Most Memorable Teachers Union Quotes of 2016” by Mike Antonucci on The 74:
9) “Our staff is under constant pressure to do more with less since we have not received a salary increase in eight (8) years.” —From a petition written by employees of the North Carolina Association of Educators addressed to the union’s executive director.
The top prize went to a quote by Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis for her, um, creative criticism of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. She said, “Bruce Rauner is a liar. You know, I’ve been reading in the news lately about all of these ISIS recruits popping up all over the place — has Homeland Security checked this man out yet? Because the things he’s doing look like acts of terror on poor and working-class people.”