I’m reliably told that this past week there was a large gathering of teachers in Atlanta for a conference. The Governor, Mark Taylor, and Cathy Cox were all suppose to attend. Cathy Cox and the Governor did not show up and Mark Taylor was well received. Taylor got many applause lines including when he slammed the governor’s record. When it was announced that the goveror would not be present, there were “sarcastic groans of disappointment.”
Now, I’m no fan of teachers unions. But, considering the teachers had a good deal to do with the fall of Barnes, perhaps the governor’s team really needs to see what needs to be done (if anything) now.
One caveat: I think it is total crap that the teachers demand yearly payraises and want to hold the governor hostage to their pocketbook. The Republicans would be wise to begin aggressive strategies to cut the teachers unions off at their knees.