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Monday, October 27, 2003

If you think that the Public School Teachers' Unions really care about "the children," then read this article. Power, Power, Power, is all that liberals care about. They think they are the only ones that can direct people's lives, for only they are good enough, wise enough, and know enough.

TIME - Joe Klein - How the Unions Killed a Dream: "In 1999, an unassuming Michigan road builder named Bob Thompson sold his construction company for $442 million, an amount he and his wife Ellen believed was far more than they needed for retirement. His first act, which received national attention, was to distribute $128 million to his employees; about 80 became instant millionaires. Then Thompson decided to donate most of the rest of his money to public education, preferably in Detroit. After doing some research, he offered $200 million to build 15 small, independent public high schools in the inner city. A few weeks ago, Thompson withdrew his offer after the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) led a furious, and scurrilous, campaign against his generosity. The philanthropist is in seclusion now - friends say he is stunned and distressed - but his is a story that deserves telling. "
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