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Apr 30, 2013
They Said It!!!

Teacher Union President Claims That Students Are The Property Of The Unions
Please watch this revealing report by WBRZ in Baton Rouge where the head of the Louisiana Association of Educators bizarrely claims that students are the property of the unions. LAE President Joyce Haynes said, “[the scholarship program is] taking our children from us, and sending us where we don’t know what they’re getting.”
  • Watch Here: www.youtube.com
  • Louisiana Association of Educators President Joyce Haynes: “There isn't anything fair about using something like that only against the public schools and then taking our children from us, and sending us where we don't know what they're getting.” (WBRZ, 4/29/13, www.youtube.com)
This is a strange statement considering the fact that the scholarship program is wildly popular among participating parents despite opposition from the unions.  The parents who have received scholarships for their children have applied for them, and are using them to pick a school of their choice to educate their children.  The children belong to their parents, not the teacher’s union or state government, and parents deserve the right to have a choice in the best school to educate their child.    

This comment adds to a long history of strange statements coming from the coalition of the status-quo.
  • A few weeks ago, an attorney for the LAE made an offensive and outrageous comment by comparing the education reforms being accomplished in New Orleans to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Michael Walker-Jones, the Executive Director of the LAE, said low-income parents have “no clue” when it comes to making choices on educating their own children.
  • Attorneys for the LAE have also stooped to threatening schools who have accepted scholarship students.  
Watch The Report Here: www.youtube.com

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