Sunday, March 20, 2011

Enron and the Teacher's Unions

I have no anger in my heart toward the average worker at Enron. There were likely 10's of thousands of people working for Enron with the best of intentions. Excited to be a part of a company so big and important. With absolutely no idea of the depth of fraud that was happening above them.

Enron sucked. But that doesn't mean that every Enron employee did.

And so we head to Wisconsin and every other state struggling to make their budget deficits look even slightly less grotesque.

Now, I don't personally know a bad teacher. In fact, I'm friends with a lot of amazing ones. And they're always confused and saddened by my stance. "You want to cut school funding? Do you understand how important the work we're doing is? Do you understand how hard I work?"

Yes. And no, I probably don't understand. But you're missing the point. We're not mad at you. We're mad at a system. A system that costs more and more each year. A system that isn't showing an improvement in results. A system ripe with fraud.

We're mad at Enron. You just work there.


Eric Olsen,
Regular Columnist, THL
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