Monday, May 11, 2009

Head for the Hills!!!

Generally, I'm not a superstitious guy, but one thing today really gave me the heebie-jeebies. Remember this picture? If you recall, Klein planted a big juicy one on Randi to seal the disastrous 2005 contract. You remember that contract--the one that gave us 37.5 minutes of extra work for no extra pay, that allowed principals to write LIFs at will, that put us back in potty patrol, that took away seniority transfer rights? You know--the contract that was so awful that Unity had to send salespeople into schools to foist it to the unwary? Well, it has happened AGAIN.

The kiss, I mean.

Randi proposed a partnership between the UFT and the city to help struggling schools stay open, calling for a new chancellor's district, like the one we had under the Guliani administration. Of course, the Guliani policies were very successful. Rudy managed to give teachers 0 percent raises for two years, so it's no wonder Randi wants to return to those halcyon days. She said, "Because we were trying to turn schools around rather than close them down - in some ways what the government and the UAW are doing with Chrysler today - we were able to build on the strong parental community support in our city's toughest neighborhoods."

Uh, yeah. The UAW agreed to extensive givebacks in order to help keep Chrysler afloat. Given Randi's track record for givebacks, she should stay away from such references.

Then Joel Klein kissed her. Is it the kiss of death? I don't know. What I do know is that a kiss between the two faces of evil did us much harm last time, and I'm not betting on anything better this time. All I know is that if Klein and Randi ever French kiss, I'm headed for Tibet.

1 comment:

Ms. Tsouris said...

I think that this now-famous Klein-Weingarten "kiss" was the result of Klein's anatomical confusion. He got her face mixed up with my ass.