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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Colorado teachers' union comes out against capitalism

Capitalism exploits "children, public schools, land, labor and/or resources," declared the Colorado Education Association in a resolution last month. According to the teachers' union, "capitalism is in opposition to fully addressing systemic racism (the school to prison pipeline), climate change, patriarchy, (gender and LGBTQ disparities), education inequality, and income inequality." t


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The original proposal called for "a new, equitable economic system," but that was voted down.


The National Education Association had no comment on its affiliate's stand. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, criticized the resolution on "America's Newsroom," calling it "bizarre."

"It’s the great economic engine of capitalism that creates the prosperity that funds our schools," Polis said. "Capitalism keeps teachers salaries up, funds our schools, and leads to the great prosperity we have."


"Bizarre" is accurate. Also "stupid."


Public schools lost enrollment -- and trust -- during lockdowns. After more than two years of disrupted schooling, educators need to persuade parents that public schools are focused on teaching reading, writing, math, science, history and civics -- not on indoctrinating or "transing" other people's children. My advice as the daughter of an advertising/PR man is: Ix-nay on the arxism-May. Keep your political opinions to yourselves.


I am quite sure that most Colorado teachers are not communist agitators. The ones who attend union assemblies are the most political.


When I started in journalism and joined the Newspaper Guild, I was amused by the old-fashioned cartoons in our union newspaper. They usually featured a fat, bowler-hatted, cigar-smoking boss abusing a noble worker with his shirt sleeves rolled up. The Guild guys were stuck in the 1930's. The rest of us had moved on.

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Invitado
13 may 2023

I can remember when Colorado was a nice place. Denver's communist city council woman has proposed a tax on white owned businesses.


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Invitado
09 may 2023

I guess if capitalism is so bad, then they shouldn't take part. Let's turn off their salaries.


"Carthago delenda est" To modernize Cato: The public school system must be destroyed.

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Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Malcolm Kirkpatrick
09 may 2023

The Colorado Education Association is consistent. In abstract, the education industry is a highly unlikely candidate for State (i.e., government, generally) operation. The $794 billion per year (US 2019-2020 total) K-12 credential industry is the second-largest (after China) command economy left on Earth.

"Capitalism exploits children, public schools, land, labor and/or resources", declared the Colorado Education Association.

"Exploit" (v)

Synonyms: use, employ.

If you live among people, there are basically three ways to make a living: (a) you can beg, (b) you can steal, or (c) you can trade goods and services for other people's goods and services.

Your choices are (a) be exploited or (b) be unemployed (i.e., useless).

Did they complain about gravity and the eccentricity of the…

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Invitado
09 may 2023

Perhaps once they establish a socialist utopia they can get back to, you know, teaching.

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Steve Sherman
Steve Sherman
08 may 2023

It makes it extremely difficult to choose between the Tesla and Range Rover

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