Teachers' Unions in Action

Two recent WSJ articles -- ironically, appearing on the same day -- remind us anew of the complete cynicism and utter immorality of the teachers' unions. The first is about the vicious fight that the Louisiana Association of Educators (LEA), one of the major rent-seeking rat-packs -- oh, pardon me, I meant to say "teachers' unions" -- in the state.  The LEA is outraged -- outraged! -- that Gov. Bobby Jindal was able to pass a school choice initiative starting this year that creates a modest (5,600-student capacity) voucher system for poor kids to attend private (including parochial) schools.  The LEA is pursuing a lawsuit in the state court system, asking that the voucher plan be ruled unconstitutional for violating the separation of church and state. The courts have refused to delay the voucher system until the trial in October.  And since the issue has already been settled by the U.S. Supreme Court -- no, a district giving a voucher directly to the parent, who then...(Read Full Article)