Of Course: Teachers’ Unions Fight Bill That Would Bar Sex Offenders From Schools

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 at 8:05 am
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But we thought they cared about the children? Actually they care more about union dues and their own power, so screw the children.

A bipartisan bill that would stop convicted sex offenders from working in schools has been passed by the House but is running into a foe as it heads to the Senate: major teachers’ unions like the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.

Kyle Olson, with the Education Action Group Foundation told Megyn Kelly Wednesday night on “The Kelly File” that the unions’ objection to the bill proves “unions are out to protect the adults…they are not out for the interests of the children.”

“We should have zero tolerance for issues like this,” Olson said. “We have zero tolerance policies for weapons, a kid who bites a Pop Tart into a gun or has a Hello Kitty bubble-maker will be suspended or expelled if they have those sorts of things…”

The measure would require school systems to check state and federal criminal records for employees with unsupervised access to elementary and secondary school students, and for people seeking those jobs. Workers refusing to submit to the checks would not be allowed to have school positions.

In letters to lawmakers, the unions have claimed the measure might jeopardize workers’ protections under union contracts.

Additionally, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has spoken out against the bill, saying it does not allow for people to overcome their criminal backgrounds.

Go find work elsewhere if you have a criminal record. Perhaps there’s an opening in Ellison’s office. In the interests of the children, we posed a question to AFT honcho Randi Weingarten:

Update: The Obama-loving, spelling-challenged union thug responded:

6 Responses to “Of Course: Teachers’ Unions Fight Bill That Would Bar Sex Offenders From Schools”

  1. Marcus on 24/24/13 at 10:20 am

    “sorry, you are wrong…we have a xro tolerance on sex offenders”.

    But what we don’t know we don’t C.

    Or is it “see”?

    Or maybe “sea”?

    You wonder why kids don’t succeed today? Look who is teaching them. Dregs, buffoons and the Association of Village Idiots.

  2. qzy on 24/24/13 at 10:51 am

    For the record, “xro” isn’t a word, therefore, it has no meaning. His tweet might as well have said…

    “…we have a tolerance on sex offenders”.

    And, considering the fact that they are FIGHTING to allow sex offenders to work around children, I’d say that’s the more accurate interpretation.

  3. Mohammed the Teddy-Bear on 24/24/13 at 10:56 am

    “so screw the children.”

    Good to know they mean this literally, eh?

  4. JohnAGJ on 24/24/13 at 11:03 am

    So are we talking about REAL sex offenders, like rapists and child molesters, or do those lumped into this classification for minor offenses like streaking or peeing in an alley get included too? I have no problems taking the unions to task over asinine stances like this but given the rampant abuse of the sexual offender classification by government I’m very skeptical now when I don’t see it defined. Yet another example of zero tolerance BS that plagues schools and society in general.

  5. qzy on 24/24/13 at 11:12 am

    Jammie,

    You might want to ask her about that on Twitter. No, PLEASE ask her. I’d do it, except I live in a country where Twitter is blocked. Also, she’s a lawyer, so she knows how to make an UNAMBIGUOUS denial.

    Yet, she used a nonsense-word as a “qualifier” for “tolerance”.

    Why? It’s not like she was close to using all 140 characters….

  6. Max Entropy on 24/24/13 at 1:27 pm

    “In letters to lawmakers, the unions have claimed the measure might jeopardize workers’ protections under union contracts.”

    I wonder if the members are willing to strike over that issue. I’d gladly take that to the court of public opinion.

    “Additionally, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has spoken out against the bill, saying it does not allow for people to overcome their criminal backgrounds.”

    Tough luck. Anyone convicted of a sexual offense should be banned from children for life. Find something else to do for a living. I understand that the DHHS demand for web programmers is soaring.