Teachers union president brags about pushing Walker recall in schools

June 5, 2012

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By Kyle Olson
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MILWAUKEE – Anyone who claims that teachers unions exist to improve public education is misinformed or lying.
    
The unions have become blatantly political organizations that spend most of their time and resources trying to maintain their domination of public schools and school budgets. When an occassional reformer, like Wisconsion Gov. Scott Walker, comes along and questions their self-serving agendas, they turn into political assasination machines.
    
And they are not ashamed to use taxpayer-funded schools to push their agendas.
    
The latest evidence comes from Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson, who boasted this week about his union’s efforts to sway voters, including high school students, to recall Walker in today’s election.
    

    
Specifically, Peterson bragged about a district-wide program to put flyers of union propaganda in the backpacks of students. He also claimed credit for the union’s effort to physically drive parents and students to the polls to vote.
    
“We are, as a union, making some changes. We’re talking about reinventing ourselves and one of the things we’ve done this year is put full effort into changing the political process. … We got the district to pass out flyers to every K-8 student – the backpack flyer – to go home that says ‘go vote.’ We have teachers that organized buses at schools to bring parents out, high school students out. And finally, for the next 48 hours, that’s what we’re going to be doing – just get out to vote.”
    
While the message “go vote” may seem innocent enough, everyone knows what Peterson and his union are talking about. They have blatantly campaigned for Walker’s removal for months, and are perfectly aware that Milwaukee has millions of registered voters who identify with the Democratic Party. A big turnout in Milwaukee could play a major role in the outcome of the recall election.
    
If Milwaukee were awash with pro-Walker Republicans, there would be no union effort to get out the vote.
    
None of this should be surprising. Peterson and his union hate Act 10, Walker’s legislation that allows cash-strapped school boards to rein in runaway labor costs and spend more money on students without union permission. Before Act 10, schools were forced to make budget cuts that hurt students, because local unions refused to make financial concessions to help schools maintain basic services. 
    
And union political activism goes far beyond the Walker recall. Peterson represents a growing sector of union leaders who believe they can – and must – shift culture leftward through government schools. And he wants to indoctrinated students into believing unions and big government will save America. He has previously been quoted as saying:
    
“If teacher unions want to be strong and well supported, it is essential that they not only be teacher unionists, but teachers of unionism. We need to create a generation of students who support teachers and the movement for workers rights, oppressed peoples’ rights. That’s our responsibility.”
    
In an EAGnews exclusive video late last year, unrepentant domestic terrorist and Marxist Bill Ayers beamed when he told a Milwaukee crowd that Peterson had solicited his help in running for the union presidency. Ayers hosted a fundraiser at his Hyde Park home in Chicago for Peterson.    
    
    
    
Progressives believe it is their right to use government schools to push their personal political agenda. It doesn’t bother them one iota to use taxpayer-funded schools to recall a governor. Will the union’s efforts to indoctrinate our kids against free markets and reformist public officials  like Scott Walker prevail? We’ll know very soon.

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  2. […] HomeBreaking NewsCBS News Live StreamTweeting Ann RomneyTweeting Michelle MalkinTeachers Union thugs to EAG News: “F— Scott Walker!”Posted by  The Right Scoop on June 5th, 2012 in Politics | 11 CommentsThis really could have been two videos. The first half is a Teachers union president talking about how they indoctrinate the kids, as well as how they are using their resources to get out the vote in this recall.The second half, which starts around 2:23, is the EAG rep trying to get an interview with some union teachers until they find out he has worked with Breitbart. Then they refuse to do an interview with him and only respond with “F— Scott Walker!”(via EAG)jQuery(document).ready(function($){window.setTimeout('loadTwitter_51293()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadFBLike_51293()',1000);});/**/jQuery(document).load(function(){stLight.options({publisher:''});});emailvar dd_offset_from_content=60;var dd_top_offset_from_content=0;google_ad_client="pub-2442811395354582";google_ad_slot="3294056395";google_ad_width=336;google_ad_height=280;Comment Policy: Please read our new comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges. PJRodmanI love the fist symbol…these people would have no chance of keeping a teaching job without the union. http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009And to think they teach children with that mouth! No wonder so many kids have no respect for anyone or anything anymore. Just look at what passes for a role model?! This video is another good argument for school vouchers! tvlgdsAren’t they lovely? It’s no wonder our kids can’t get a decent public education. http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HFSPDCUWP5YLCPRYQ2IVUVXSDM twolaneflash“Act as if we live in a Democracy”? Right there is the basis of the problem. Dumb teachers don’t know America is a Republic. Idiots. http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009Great point! Here is a short (less than 2 minutes) video that explains the difference between a Democracy and a Republic and why the Founding Fathers fought to ensure that America as a Republic not a democracy. BucketheadbaptistElocution is obviously not their strong point. http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanadaThe first guy looks like Les Nessman. These are teachers. They are teaching the future. That’s a scary thought. Telling people to get educated then saying, “$%&@ Walker” . Sure, that’s an intelligent conversation. BucketheadbaptistI always try to give myself at least 5 new insults a day from the Shakespeare Insult Generator: http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htmThou spongy fool-born boar-pig! badbadlibsWhat furthers the “scary thought”, is these people were educated by someone else…it’s a vicious cycle that is killing this country, the founding documents and just about everything America stands for. Sickening. 12graceTypical ignorant liberal, leftist. aPLWBinAKCheck out CNN? Seriously? “I don’t have time to ejicate you”…..YOU are a teacher?/**/var DsqLocal={'trackbacks':[],'trackback_url':"http://www.therightscoop.com/teachers-union-thugs-to-eag-news-f-scott-walker/trackback/"};/**/get updates on twitterFollow @therightscooptrs awesome meterSharegoogle_ad_client="pub-2442811395354582";google_ad_slot="6185086260";google_ad_width=160;google_ad_height=600;subscribe to usPlaces of InterestAceAtlas ShrugsBible AtlasCNS NewsDaily CallerDrudge ReportFox NationGlenn BeckHot AirInstapunditJohnny Dollar's PlaceLefty ReportLinkiestMark LevinMichelle MalkinReady Made WebReal Clear PoliticsRedstateRight Wing NewsRush LimbaughShark TankWatts Up With That?google_ad_client="pub-2442811395354582";google_ad_slot="6185086260";google_ad_width=160;google_ad_height=600;AdminLog inEntries RSSComments RSSWordPress.orgarchives Select Month June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 © 2009-2011 The Right Scoop | Privacy Policy | Comment Policy | Contact var _sf_async_config={};_sf_async_config.uid=34448;(function(){function loadChartbeat(){window._sf_endpt=(new Date()).getTime();var e=document.createElement('script');e.setAttribute('language','javascript');e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript');e.setAttribute('src',(("https:"==document.location.protocol)?"https://s3.amazonaws.com/":"http://")+"static.chartbeat.com/js/chartbeat.js");document.body.appendChild(e);} var oldonload=window.onload;window.onload=(typeof window.onload!='function')?loadChartbeat:function(){oldonload();loadChartbeat();};})();/**/var sc_project=6280176;var sc_security="20c9ceaf";var sc_invisible=1; /**/var podPressPlayerFile="1pixelout_player.swf";var podPressPopupPlayerOpt=new Object();podPressPopupPlayerOpt["bg"]="E5E5E5";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["text"]="333333";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["leftbg"]="CCCCCC";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["lefticon"]="333333";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["volslider"]="666666";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["voltrack"]="FFFFFF";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["rightbg"]="B4B4B4";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["rightbghover"]="999999";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["righticon"]="333333";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["righticonhover"]="FFFFFF";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["loader"]="009900";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["track"]="FFFFFF";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["border"]="CCCCCC";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["tracker"]="DDDDDD";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["skip"]="666666";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["slider"]="666666";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["initialvolume"]="70";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["buffer"]="5";podPressPopupPlayerOpt["checkpolicy"]="no";podpressAudioPlayer.setup("http://www.therightscoop.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/players/1pixelout/"+podPressPlayerFile,{bg:"E5E5E5",text:"333333",leftbg:"CCCCCC",lefticon:"333333",volslider:"666666",voltrack:"FFFFFF",rightbg:"B4B4B4",rightbghover:"999999",righticon:"333333",righticonhover:"FFFFFF",loader:"009900",track:"FFFFFF",border:"CCCCCC",tracker:"DDDDDD",skip:"666666",slider:"666666",initialvolume:"70",buffer:"5",checkpolicy:"no",pagebg:"FFFFFF",transparentpagebg:"yes",encode:"no"});var podPressBlogURL="http://www.therightscoop.com/";var podPressBackendURL="http://www.therightscoop.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/";var podPressDefaultPreviewImage="http://www.therightscoop.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/vpreview_center.png";var podPressMP3PlayerWrapper=false;var podPress_cortado_signed=false;var podPressOverwriteTitleandArtist=false;var podPressHTML5=true;var podPressHTML5_showplayersdirectly=false;var podPressText_PlayNow="Play Now";var podPressText_HidePlayer="Hide Player";var WPGroHo={"my_hash":""};var _wpcf7={"loaderUrl":"http://www.therightscoop.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/images/ajax-loader.gif","sending":"Sending …","cached":"1"};st_go({v:'ext',j:'1:1.3.4',blog:'6321099',post:'51293'});var load_cmc=function(){linktracker_init(6321099,51293,2);};if(typeof addLoadEvent!='undefined')addLoadEvent(load_cmc);else load_cmc(); […]

  3. […] Union President Proud to Use Public School Kids In Wisconsin Recall Effort (Video) The Education Action Group has a video out today that shows the president of the Milwaukee (pronounced mil-e-wah-KAY) Teachers […]

  4. […] but all across the country. Public unions are antithetical to good government. Public unions are bad for education most […]

  5. […] EAGnews.org (function() {var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = […]

  6. […] but all across the country. Public unions are antithetical to good government. Public unions are bad for education most especially.Now, Wisconsin Republicans and conservatives, you NEED to go vote today. DO IT! […]

  7. Kent Jenkins333 says:

    May the Good Lord smile upon Gov. Walker and the true American’s today and our Constitution will prevail over these Communist wanta be’s 

  8. […] but all across the country. Public unions are antithetical to good government. Public unions are bad for education most […]

  9. The Unions continue to lower the bar of civility and the rule of law in this nation. It used to be in order to get a recall effort approved by a judge the official would have had to do something illegal or blatantly unethical. Now apparently you just have to disagree with their policy, even if that policy was a campaign promise the official is keeping. Should Obama be recalled because he passed his health care overhaul? NO it is what he promised to do. Some people voted for him for that reason. The person who should be recalled is the judge who OK’d it for political reasons.  

  10. Niknfrank10 says:

    The unions have become kissing cousins to Communists. They only care about themselves and the hell with America. Finally all America is starting to see what they really are.

  11. Trappedincalifornia says:

    My parents worked their butts off so I wouldn’t have to attend public grammar school. I’m just starting to understand how important that was.

  12. […] but all across the country. Public unions are antithetical to good government. Public unions are bad for education most […]

  13. […] reports that Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson has been caught on-camera bragging […]

  14. toddyo1935 says:

    When I saw those scum occupying the WI Capitol, I thought – “Would I want any of them coming near my kids?”  This post proves it.

  15. toddyo1935 says:

    I wrote this to my local paper in 1998:

    October 24, 1998 
    Letters Editor

    THE CALIFORNIAN
    Dear Editor:

    I’m for labor unions, but have a real problem with public employee unions.  There’s a “Catch-22” here, because public employees need some form of collective bargaining at times, but the power they exercise in the body politic has become a possibly terminal cancer in our society.

    When they run their own candidates or push the election of others, they are cementing the status quo
    and bureaucratic inefficiency into the workings of the community and nation.  See what a horrible price our
    children and wallets have paid for the power of the now well entrenched educational establishment!
    One politician’s ad sneers that his opponent has a “0” National Education Association rating.  That, for those f us who hate socialism from the core of our beings, is the highest praise one could reap on a candidate.  For the rest of you, cry for your beloved country for what you are doing to it!

  16. […] EagNews reports that Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson has been caught on-camera bragging about his (and other teachers’) efforts to use schoolchildren as vehicles for anti-Walker propaganda, as well as to drive to turnout. –Read The Rest Here– […]

  17. […] Action Group Foundation caught Milwaukee teacher’s union head Bob Peterson on tape this week bragging about how his school district organized bus runs and stuffed flyers into every K-8 student’s backpack urging them to vote in the recall election. No, this wasn’t a […]

  18. […] Action Group Foundation caught Milwaukee teacher’s union head Bob Peterson on tape this week bragging about how his school district organized bus runs and stuffed flyers into every K-8 student’s backpack urging them to vote in the recall election. No, this wasn’t a […]

  19. […] reports that Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson has been caught on-camera bragging […]

  20. ConcreteCowboy1 says:

    Apparently the teachers unions’ note was very effective.  The parents went out and voted.  Ah yes, victory is a sweet thing.

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