Call the wambulance!

Dave Killion — September 9, 2011

Award-winning teacher Ron Clark lets Mom and Dad know “What teachers really want to tell parents“, which is mostly that teachers are fed up to here with parental nonsense, you people are all ingrates, the best people are losing the incentives to become teachers, quit laying criminal charges against educators, and stop making excuses for your under-performer!  And most importantly –

“We know you love your children. We love them, too. We just ask — and beg of you — to trust us, support us and work with the system, not against it. We need you to have our backs, and we need you to give us the respect we deserve. Lift us up and make us feel appreciated, and we will work even harder to give your child the best education possible.”

Lift you up and make you feel appreciated? What, do you think we’re dating? This is the kind of bullshit you never hear from the private sector. As Walter Williams says, “Here’s my relationship with my grocery store. I don’t tell them when I’m coming. I don’t tell them what I want to buy. I don’t tell them how much I’m going to buy. But if they don’t have what I want when I show up, I fire ’em.”

Private sector vendors have long ago recognized that people are petulant, childish, and unreasonable, but do they whinge about it? No! They bend over backward to provide us what we want even when we make it hard for them. And when they succeed, we lift them up and make them feel appreciated by giving them the hard-earned dollars WE earned by serving other unreasonable people. As a result, they don’t waste their time writing articles about how you and I and everyone else should stop acting out, and start smartening up. That’s loser talk, and so long as there are people reliant on government coercion for their paycheques, you’ll never hear the end of it.


Ben says

To take it a step further, I bet Ron Clark drives an import car made by a non-union worker, gets three quotes and picks the best one when he hires a contractor, etc. Just like everyone else, when it comes to his own money, he looks for the best value.

— September 9, 2011

Ben says

I could be wrong about the above assumptions, but I doubt it…

— September 9, 2011

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