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How Community Organizing
Busted A Union And Sparked
An Education Revolution

The Federalist, by Joy Pullmann

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/19/2014 5:47:56 AM

Karin Piper wasn’t aiming to bust a union when she asked her Douglas County, Colorado school board to hold contract negotiations in public. Back in 2012, the mother of three was just tired of all the gossip flying around Facebook and play groups. “If you had questions about what happening behind closed doors, then you didn’t like teachers,” Piper said. “It was really difficult to ferret out who was speaking the truth.” The local teachers union contract was then about to expire. After a conservative school board majority that had arrived in 2009 was re-elected in 2011, the union was getting antsy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/19/2014 6:34:42 AM     (No. 9971401)

Great article, but really long. Print it out and read at lunch. It has some wonderful ideas...union teachers won´t like it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 8/19/2014 6:35:14 AM     (No. 9971402)

Gives hope to driving out the union and getting better teachers and therefore better education.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/19/2014 6:41:15 AM     (No. 9971406)

Down in the article, this really stood out. FTA:"“Our side has a lot to learn about political messaging,” DeGrow says. “It’s not just in the message, but in the method. Our side is all too comfortable with the air war... We use TV ads or radio ads, but the community organizer theory of people touching people and relationships, there’s a lot of power in that.”

Here in Wake County,NC, we elected a conservative school board in 2009. And instantly (and I do mean instantly), the NAACP was holding marches against the racist school board, the liberals in wake County were on the news decrying the proposed cancellation of economic diversity bussing. Of course, the news media was all too happy to play along. The conservatives on the board (& in town) had no plan for fighting the narrative. They just sat there and let themselves be painted as racist and heartless. *

I like that this Colorado School Board was not about to let themselves be out organized.

*one point, the wake County school board also had an absolute kook who was one of the conservatives, so that did not help.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not gonna take it anymore, 8/19/2014 6:45:22 AM     (No. 9971410)

Great article, thanks for posting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leesum, 8/19/2014 7:11:43 AM     (No. 9971426)

This article gives a good battle plan of how to defeat liberals. Every conservative who is running for office or supporting those who run for office should read this article to learn how to defeat the lies and attacks of the liberals.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hotcorner, 8/19/2014 7:48:38 AM     (No. 9971457)

This shows how democrats and unions ruin the nation and how we could be great again. Now go do it young folks.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/19/2014 7:54:29 AM     (No. 9971464)

Referencing the Coal Miners Unions, my father once aptly opined, "John L. Lewis put some butter on the bread of coalminers´ hungry children."

But soon unions became a hindrance to business´; for example, the Auto Workers Union prevented GMC, Ford et al, from using robots to build better cars, cheaper, in order to save jobs, which gave Japan a leg-up on building automobiles superior to American brands.

One might ask, "What conditions bred unions." Answer: "An over supply of available workers." With that in mind, how will amnesty for illegal immigrants affect America?

I´m just providing you with some food for thought.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/19/2014 9:13:49 AM     (No. 9971561)

FTA: "Damon Sasso, the community organizer,"

Note to conservative candidates running for a national office, HIRE THIS GUY

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sw penn, 8/19/2014 10:11:23 AM     (No. 9971667)

“People in general associate their self-worth with what they make,” she noted. The district had to field hundreds of angry teachers offended at receiving a label suggesting their work was worth less money than that of the teacher in the next classroom..."

In socialism, "All of the animals are equal. But, some of the animals are more equal."

The ones with the power.

In capitalism, "All of the animals are equal. But, some of the animals are more equal."

The ones that produce.

It is irrational to think that the lazy, the incompetent,
or those with an over-grown will-to-power
will ever vote for capitalism.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/19/2014 11:30:10 AM     (No. 9971787)

Now here´s a Tea Party job. It´s local and low turnout.

Semper Fi

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