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    Tag: MEA

    Are We Surprised?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 05:34:09 PM EST
    Tags: Unions, Michelle Fecteau, Board of Ed, Interference, Pressure, Not Her Job, MEA, EAG, National Federation Of Teachers (all tags)

    Elections DO have consequences.

    Take for example one of the new Michigan Board of Education members, elected in 2012 for an 8 year term.  Michelle Fecteau, is (according to the state's site) currently the Executive Director of the Wayne State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.  The site also notes her position is "jointly affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers," making her recent actions straight up incestuous. As reported by EAG:

    "But that's not stopping one board member, Michelle Fecteau of Detroit, from using her position to try to intervene on behalf of a local labor union that's negotiating a contract with a privately-operated charter school.

    This is an unusual situation in more ways than one. First of all, Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit is one of a very few charter schools in Michigan with union teachers. The staff was converted last year through an ongoing campaign by the American Federation of Teachers.

    But the Chavez union and the charter operator have yet to come to a contract agreement. That's not surprising, because many of the items that teachers unions bargain for tend to have a paralyzing effect on schools, allowing them less flexibility to make academic inroads. It's hard for a charter school to maintain the positive characteristics of a charter school with union rules and pay scales in place."

    Emphasis mine.

    What a shame that the MIGOP wouldn't spend more than $265 cash and $16.95 worth of food in 2012. Charter Schools work better in many cases because the rules don't hamstring innovation and proper resource allocation.  Fecteau's efforts are designed to make them fail, and drive students back to an imploding public school system.

    Only 6+ more years to go with this piece of work.

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    Mackinac Center On Fox News

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10:13 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan Education Association, MEA, Miriam Chanski, Contracts, August Window, RTW, FTW, Patrick Wright, Mackinac Center, Legal Foundation, Neal Erickson, Public Schools (all tags)

    As you might know, the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is representing kindergarten teacher Miriam Chanski, and others,in a class suit against the Michigan education association.

    The foundation explains:

    "The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is filing a lawsuit on behalf of Miriam Chanski and several other plaintiffs against the Michigan Education Association over the union's misreading of Michigan's right-to-work law. The union is enforcing an outdated policy referred to as the "August Window," which limits members' ability to exercise their first amendment rights to one month out of the year.  .. "
    And elsewhere, the MEA is pushing its own rules, or at least those it sees in a contract it says must be enforced
    "On March 26, 2013 WB-RC officials offered a $10,000 buyout for any qualifying teacher who left the school district that year, an incentive superintendent Dan Cwayna said the district had used in the past to encourage needed staff reductions.

    While its not clear when Erickson's employment was terminated, the union's action suggests he was still on the payroll when the buyout was offered and accepted it.

    The school district declined to pay him the money, prompting the union's action."

    Which brings us to last nights discussion on Hannity with Patrick Wright, and plaintiff Miriam Chanski.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Mondays Divertere: Property Taxes - OK, now Count It

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 04:41:36 PM EST
    Tags: Property Taxes, Homestead Property Tax Credit, Money Grab, Pension Tax, Nerdpublican Proposals, Red Light Cameras, Graft, Hikes, Gas Tax, Sales Tax, HB4202, HB4203, Internet Sales Tax, Money Pits, Government Schools, You Poke It You Own It, Creating Sheeple, MEA, NEA, Higher education, William Penn, MSU, Student Loan Debt Slaves, Home School, Get a Trade, TEA movement, 2014, Big Government, Snydercaid, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    H/t Irish

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    Now THAT Was Easy

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 09:42:17 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Freedom To Work, RTW, Opt-Out, Unions, Labor, MEA, Six Figure Salaries, Indentured Servitude, Slavery (all tags)

    Seriously, when the first question is "I don't know what to do", its good to have friends.

    As August rounds the mid-mark, any Teachers in Michigan wishing to terminate dues paying to the union they might feel does NOT represent them should take note. The MEA is going to make it as hard as possible to consider your options.  The statement by MEA President Steve Cook that the union would use

    "any legal means at our disposal"
    to work against teachers who want to leave the union outside of the August window, might backfire.

    Cook should note that some of those within the union might well have been willing to wait and see if the union would attempt to be more representative, given the circumstance.  Instead, it doubles down, and drives home the reason that Freedom-To-Work is now law; that an out of touch overpaid political machine exists within its (the MEA's)ranks. Cook is an example of lousy leadership that has no expectation of capitulating to law or common sense with regard to the treatment of those who pay his six-figure income.

    OK. Fine.

    For those of you who feel pressured to make that decision within the next two weeks?  The Mackinac Center has provided a means by which you can tell Cook to go to the back of the lunch line. A prepared and downloadable opt-out letter that tells him where to stuff it. (here is a sample I did in 30 seconds)

    Happy Trails.

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    Sundays Divertere: Students Sign Petition to Legalize 4th Trimester Abortion

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:26:56 PM EST
    Tags: Common Core, Jeb Bush, Governor Snyder, Slick Rick, Mr. 36%, The Flim-Flam Man, Melissa Harris-Perry, Abortion, Lenin: must exploit youth to advance Communism, Teaching for Change, Sodomites, Bill Ayers, Perverts, Frank Kameny, Homosexuals, Communist Party USA, Deviates, Dan Savage, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders (DSM-II), Lobbyists, Progressives, Amoral, Log Cabins, Lennox, Inkerbell, rdww, Ronulans, Dumb Things Youngsters Do, Bernadine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Mike Klonsky, SDS, Rap Brown, Student Afro American Society, Bobby Seale, The Black Panthers, Armed Revolution, Young Patriots, American Liberation Front, UNESCO, NERD Fund, University aristocracy, DNC, Arab Spring, Ron Boji, Middle East Caliphate, The Soviets and Islam, Occupy, White House, NBPP, Eric Holder, Green Jobs, Van Jones, EPA, NEA, MEA, Debbie Squires, Valerie Jarrett, Governments Greatest Creation, The Sheeple, They Laugh at Themselves For Being Morons? (all tags)

    "Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever" - Bill Ayers Vladimir Lenin

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    Mondays Divertere: Affirmative Action for Basketball

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:46:12 AM EST
    Tags: Governments Greatest Creation, The Sheeple, Student debt, Democrats War on Wisdom, They Laugh at Themselves For Being Morons?, Lennox, Amoral, Dumb Things Youngsters Do, NEA, MEA, DNC, Communist Party USA, MDP, Obamacare, academia, John Dewey, University aristocracy, Melissa Harris-Perry, Teaching for Change, Bill Ayers, Cultural Marxism, FDR, LBJ, Great Society, Progressives, GoPC, Pale Pastel, A Republic if you can keep it (all tags)

    Meet America's campus lizard youth when confronted with their first cognitive challenge.

    Epic fail.  Then again, it should not come as much of a surprise.. they're programmed to fail from K-12.

    H/t Moonbattery

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    I am Student Loan Debt, Hear me Whine

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:18:25 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, The Flim-Flam Man, U of M cronies, Big Ed, Progressives, Student debt, Perkins Loans, Lawyers win, Pay up Suckers, STEM Amnesty, Foreign National Job Preference, H-1B Visas, EB-5 Citizenship, Cheap Labor, Underemployment, Obamacare, Medicare Expansion, Who Profits?, Follow the money, Ardesta, Stem Cell Research, Discera, ChiComs, MEDC, One Tough Nerd PAC, University Aristocracy, K-12 FAILED, MEA, Home School, Get a Job, Be a First Class citizen, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    ...for more tax dollar subsidy for JenniRick Snydholm's MEDC.

    Spoken like true Michiganders... all it takes is other peoples money moving free markets to unnatural settings for appeasing their altruistic wants.

    Welcome to the Millennial generation USSA.  Another big win in the column for Bill.

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    Finding Campus Lizards Work is NOT Governments Role

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:47:45 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, The Flim-Flam Man, U of M cronies, Big Ed, Progressives, Student debt, Perkins Loans, Lawyers win, Pay up Suckers, STEM Amnesty, Foreign National Job Preference, H-1B Visas, EB-5 Citizenship, Cheap Labor, Underemployment, Obamacare, Medicare Expansion, Who Profits?, Follow the money, Ardesta, Stem Cell Research, Discera, ChiComs, MEDC, One Tough Nerd PAC, University Aristocracy, K-12 FAILED, MEA, Home School, Get a Job, Be a First Class citizen, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    The Detroit News

    "We know it's important for us ... to get these young people before prospective employers," Mike Finney, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., said Monday at Gov. Rick Snyder's 2013 Economic Summit in Cobo Center here. "We're starting to scale that up. We've got to start facilitating the connectedness to make these things happen."

    The effort, based on a pilot program that aims to connect qualified technical school graduates with open jobs, is an extension of the governor's efforts to boost job creation, lower an unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent and encourage the state's business community to take a leading role in spurring economic growth.

    In an interview, the governor said economic development is about more than extending "tax credits. It's about people helping people." And the traditional system for matching the supply of talent to demand in the private sector "is broken, and it's not just broken in Michigan. It's broken nationally."

    In that, the relentlessly positive Snyder sees opportunity. There's opportunity to keep graduates of Michigan's colleges and universities at home; opportunity to attract talent from other states if Michigan can develop a program to connect talent to employment; and opportunity to leverage the promise of a recovering economy.


    It's no wonder this nation is going down the drain before our very eyes.  Now the self-invented Nerd persona is using our tax dollars to fill positions at Corporations are People Too with the name your studies degree Big Ed debt slaves.  The Governerd has identified his BIG C as plain as day... growing Crony Capitalism

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