Teachers unions are “bullies” that are “destroying our children’s future,” argues a new ad campaign developed by the State Government Leadership Foundation, a Republican group that works for conservative causes at the state level.
“These bullies make hundreds of thousands of dollars and protect failing teachers at the expense of children,” the narrator says as images of a “union official” counting twenty-dollar bills and intimidating schoolkids flash across the screen. “Teacher union bullies block education reform while American kids fall further behind the Chinese.”
According to the group’s press release, the ad, which debuts during Teacher Appreciation Week, “targets states where teachers unions have most onerously abused their influence over our nation’s public schools, including New York, New Mexico, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut.”
“Although the typical teacher is hard working and effective, teachers unions are more interested in maintaining the status quo and protecting the worst teachers, rather than incentivizing excellence and rewarding success,” Sarah Lenti, a senior policy advisor at the SGLF, said in a statement.
Watch the video, via the SGLF:
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