June 29, 2006

Probably a Jefferson Fan

How could a hard-core conservative who wants to go and teach high schoolers their version of American History get around the tugging guilt that they're joining a union, something they would likely consider to be the equivalent of mafisoso blackmail and be terribly against?


Matt said...

How many teachers do we have in the audience? They could answer best.

Jeff said...

Ooooh, this is interesting. I have thought about this, but as I'm so far away from dealing with this, I have resigned myself to cross this bridge when I come to it. Obviously, there isn't much choice whether to join or not. Actually, no choice at all. Which is against my freedom-loving grain. But it is what it is, and while in theory I think there are benefits to unions, I recognize all the bad things about them too. And teachers unions are somewhere on the spectrum above, say, the trucker's union but well below the Teamsters on the scale of horribleness, in my book.

It is a catch 22, but nothing I can really stress over.

And for the record, I'm not sure I'd consider myself a hard-core conservative. Just a conservative will do.... Also, I'm not fond of the phrase "their version of American history." True history is devoid of either, or rather reflective of both, political parties. It's the present that seems to me more political than the past.

Jeff G.

Jeff said...

Whoops, I didn't mean trucker's union and Teamsters, since they're more or less the same thing. I meant any other union, then teachers unions then the Teamsters.

Burmingham said...

Yeah, I don't really care about unions. If I've got to be in one, fine. If not, fine.

Arcane Rest said...

Unions suck. We should make a union against unions, think of the irony