Mexican Teachers May Lose Ability To Pass On Their Jobs to Their Children

If you want to see the feudalism toward which America’s public sector unions are headed, look no further than Mexico where teaching positions aren’t a job, they’re membership in a guild that can be passed on to your children so that teachers can give birth to teachers who will go on teaching for all eternity until no one can read or write anymore.

Tens of thousands of teachers are blocking highways and seizing government buildings across Mexico to protest a federal education reform ending their longtime practice of selling their jobs or giving them to their children.

They’re doing it for the children… literally. Their children.

“We’re fighting to guarantee jobs for our kids,” Oscar Miranda said as he helped teachers stage a protest in front of the governor’s office in Cuernavaca, the capital of Morelos. “Throughout history the sons of carpenters have become carpenters. Even politicians’ children become politicians. Why shouldn’t our children have the same right?”

Wake up America, this is what we are headed for.

Trying to turn America into Mexico, institutionally and demographically, will lead to actual feudalism, composed of guilds of fake professionals.

But you can also sell teaching jobs.

“Teaching jobs were routinely bought and sold for as much as $6,000. That’s as much as beginning teachers make in a year. The jobs are still coveted because they provide steady income, particularly in poor areas.”

Now that the leftist PRI is back in power in Mexico, they are following through on a pledge to end the whole “Passing on Public Sector Jobs to Your Children” business, which Felipe Calderon tried and failed to do.

Addressing teachers at a ceremony in Mexico City, President Enrique Pena Nieto laid out a proposal that would champion merit-based teacher promotions and chip away at the union’s power to hire teachers on its own terms. “Your rights will be safe because your income, tenure and promotion will not be subject to discretionary criteria. Good teachers will have the opportunity to advance based on their professional merits.”

So how broken does a system have to be before a leftist politician embraces merit promotions for teachers? This broken.

But now can you imagine living in a country where the left is actually opposed to teacher’s unions?

“No more promotions for loyalty, (or) cronyism with union leaders,” said Jesus Zambrano, who heads the leftist opposition Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). “Let’s have promotion be based on teacher merit and professionalism.”

Right winger! He hates the middle class! He wants to destroy education! We need to protect our kids from education reform that will drain us of the best teachers who happen to be genetically born to other teachers!

So teachers’ unions may once again go on strike in Mexico and that’s serious business over there. Sure our teachers’ unions are nasty, but they do worse over there than punch people in the face.

Police raided three teachers colleges on Monday in the western state of Michoacan, where dozens of students had been hijacking buses and delivery trucks for a week to protest curriculum changes.

Masked protesters battled police with rocks and fireworks. Student involved in the campus takeovers burned a dozen trucks and buses before authorities swept in, detaining 176 strikers. Ten police officers were injured, three seriously, the Michoacan state government reported.

The standoff at the teachers colleges began over a week ago, when students seized the campuses to protest plans to require them to take English and computer science courses. The protesters say the colleges are meant to prepare teachers for rural areas where basic skills are more of a priority.

If you want this to come to America, just keep voting for Democrats and keep the borders open.

  • Mary Sue

    Though, now, you have to wonder. If Leftists in freaking MEXICO eventually wake the hell up, does this mean there's eventually hope for Dumbocrats?

  • Thomas Wells

    No problemo. Just head north.

  • JacksonPearson

    Ironically, I was reading a file I had saved a few years back by Ayn Rand, and Victor Hugo titled the Comprachicos, or Comprapequeños, that fit right in with this thread.

    "The comprachicos (child buyers) were strange and hideous nomads in the 17th century. They made children into sideshow freaks. To succeed in producing a freak one must get hold of him early; a dwarf must be started when he is small. They stunted growth, they mangled features. It was an art/science of inverted orthopedics. Where nature had put a straight glance, this art put a squint. Where nature had put harmony, they put deformity and imperfection. The child was not aware of the mutilation he had suffered. This horrible surgery left traces on his face, not in his mind. During the operation the little patient was unconscious by means of a stupefying magic powder.

    In China since time immemorial, they have achieved refinement in a special art and industry: the molding of living man. One takes a child two or three years old and puts them into a grotesquely shaped porcelain vase. It is without cover or bottom, so the head and feet protrude. In the daytime the vase is upright, at night it is laid down so the child can sleep. Thus the child slowly fills the contours of the vase with compressed flesh and twisted bones. This bottled development continues for several years. At a certain point, it becomes an irreparable monster. Then the vase is broken and one has a man in the shape of a pot."

    Ayn Rand The New Left 1971 "The production of monsters–helpless, twisted monsters whose normal development has been stunted–goes on all around us. But the modern heirs of the comprachicos are smarter and subtler. They do not hide, they practice their trade in the open, the results are invisible. In the past this horrible surgery left traces on a child's face, not in his mind. Today it leaves traces in his mind, not on his face. In both cases the child is not aware of the mutilation he has suffered.

    Today's comprachicos do not use narcotic powders. They take a child before he is fully aware of reality and never let him develop that awareness. Where nature put a normal brain, they put mental retardation. To make you unconscious for life by means of your own brain, nothing could be more ingenious. They are the comprachicos of the mind. They do not place a child into a vase to adjust his body to its contours. They place him into a school to adjust him to society." Government run public schools.

  • JacksonPearson

    Ironically, I was reading a file I had saved a few years back by Ayn Rand, and Victor Hugo titled the Comprachicos, or Comprapequeños, that fit right in with this thread.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “We’re fighting to guarantee jobs for our kids,”

    Holy cow. That statement in this context is shameful, but having heard the rhetoric so often before, nobody cares about the implications this time. Talk about sense of entitlement.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Right winger! He hates the middle class! He wants to destroy education! We need to protect our kids from education reform that will drain us of the best teachers who happen to be genetically born to other teachers!"

    I have the feeling that many indoctrinated liberals would actually go along with "conservative" positions if they heard it in moveon.org and their leftist media fools and political leaders were singing the same tune. It's all about emotion, which means it's about presentation and packaging. Facts don't matter to them because of their indoctrination to be loyal to their radical leaders and "progress," but they have no way to discern what policies would lead to the progress they envision (if their visions are even realistic, which is usually not the case).

    Maybe our hope lies in purging the criminals from leadership positions and gradually trying to win the culture war through teaching fact-based subjects, and reasoning skills. The liberals are only winning because they use science to manipulate the under-educated and mal-educated masses.

  • Brendan

    Good for you Wendy I know you are one of the ones trying