Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Teachers' Union Advocate To Oppose Justin Simmons For State House
Sounds like a typical college dorm scene, right?
But what I've just described are the antics of three Easton teachers who were shacked up at Gettysburg for a ... ahem ... conference in 2009. Though never charged, these three stooges were asked to leave, and they did.
In fact, one of these three educators, Kevin Deely, was President of the teachers' union at the time, a role he continued to hold until sometime this year. As a union boss, he's known for rejecting federal funding when tied to teacher performance. Last Spring, he organized a rally when school administrators balked at an average 12.57% average raise for teachers. Between 2009 and this year, Easton teachers saw average raises of $20,000-25,000, which is more than many of us make.
Not too shabby in the worst economy we've seen since the Great Depression. But so far, it's only been Easton taxpayer money.
Well, Deely wants to bring his "vision" to Harrisburg. I have minutes from Southern Lehigh Educational Assn's October meeting, where Deely was a featured speaker and stated he'll be opposing Justin Simmons in the state house race next year.
Apparently, Deely's an expert when it comes to Weed 'n Seed.
If you'd like to volunteer, he lives in an apartment above a Korean restaurant on 309 in Center Valley. So you can knock on Kevin's door, and while you're waiting for him to stop flushing the toilet, you can order some kimchi.