Union Power on Display

The power of the union bosses in California was on full display for the world to see when the legislature killed a bill that would have made it easier to investigate and fire teachers accused of serious misconduct.

“Legislation to expedite the process of firing teachers for sex, violence or drug offenses involving children was killed late Wednesday by an Assembly committee after sparking strong opposition from the state’s largest teachers union.  Senate Bill 1530, by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, was rejected by the Assembly Education Committee,” the Sacramento Bee reports.  

The California Teachers Association blasted the bill as political grandstanding that would weaken the integrity of the teacher firing process.  Of course it would.  The process right now is corrupt and the legislators to voted to protect it are no better.