Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Fear Mongerers Are Us
The Unity Caucus/UFT leadership has accused Ed Notes and ICE of fear mongering.
Can you think of anything that has occurred in recent years for NYC teachers to be fearful of?
Considering what has occurred in the NYC schools since 2002, fear mongering is the way to go. It alerts teachers to the potential damage that can be done by the union itself and indeed may serve to keep them honest and unable to as easily sneak stuff by as was done in the '05 contract. I still believe the '06 contract would have been much worse if not for the fear mongering.
If fear mongering makes teachers more vigilant of the actions of the UFT leadership, then let's monger away.
And if you happen to have any fish around......
Note: See comment by Woodlass in the Chicago Rules post below.