When these teachurs graduate, they wanna job, they want it now, and they don’t want any guff about it.
To realize their dreams, they do what all unhappy students do in this conflicted country: They annoy the citizenry.
In the past week, the teachur wannabes have gone out to the highway to hijack intercity buses. They now have a pasture at the school that has ten or 12 captured buses. Who’s counting?
They let the passengers go.
Whether they freed the drivers is a matter of dispute.*
They have demands, of course. On graduating, they want a guaranteed job waiting. And they do not want to have to take any freaking exams to prove they’re qualified to teach.
Currently, all states in the nation require these exams save two, and our state is one of those two.
Just like in the United States, the biggest impediment to education here are
teachur, uh, teacher unions, which are hidebound and interested solely in job security and pay.
The kids can go to Hell on a burro.
At least in the United States nobody thinks of hijacking buses. Teacher unions up north use other tactics that are just as effective for them and destructive to education and public welfare.
You likely ask: Why don’t the cops do something?
Because since the Mexico City massacre of students back in 1968, which backfired in the government’s face, students are pretty much free to do whatever they want down here and get away with it.
Government is now afraid of students. And it’s afraid of unions too. It usually quakes at the sight of any large gathering.
There’s a movie now making the rounds of theaters nationwide, a documentary focusing on the pathetic state of education here.
It’s titled Panzazo, and it points the accusatory finger at corrupt teacher unions, a redundancy.
While the police have yet to take action, the bus-driver union has cancelled all buses throughout the entire state.
This has caused major problems because buses play a far larger role in business and public transportation here than they do above the border.
There is irony. The driver union and the teachur wannabes ride the same political wagon. They are collectivists. Power to the people!
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* Update: Yes, they did hold the drivers, since last Friday, and late Wednesday night they released them in fine condition, so fine that some sympathized with the student teachurs. I call that Stockholm Syndrome. Others would call it Labor Solidarity!