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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A four-member delegation from the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) traveled to Venezuela in July to show solidarity with socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. According to a socialist news outlet in Minnesota, the goals of the trip included learning from Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution and exchanging views on effective education.

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Already posted, but that's ok. People should know what kind of morons are engaging in educational malpractice in our government schools.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-20 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is where unions unnecessarily shoot themselves in the foot.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-20 10:54 AM | Reply

#1,

Sorry, didnt know this was already posted..

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2019-08-20 11:03 AM | Reply

Already posted: Freedumbzzz is a Bitch

It goes both ways

Suck it up, snowflakes

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-08-20 11:44 AM | Reply

While they can travel where ever they want. But if they are doing this on official business, imo, it is way afield of what they should be doing.

Chicago Teachers Union group's trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as propaganda tour'
www.chicagotribune.com

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The recent trip to Venezuela by a group calling itself a Chicago Teachers Union delegation has upset some union members and expats who question the point of the tour and take issue with the group's praise of the country's disputed government.

The four travelers, who crowdfunded the July trip under the banner of the CTU, met with Venezuelan government officials and educators, visited a commune and were featured in local media.

They wrote online about wanting to connect with Venezuelan teachers, students and unionists, criticized U.S. economic sanctions against the South American nation and wrote admiringly of its socialism, its communes and high literacy rates.

But critics say the group glossed over Venezuela's ongoing political and economic crises and were excessively complimentary of President Nicols Maduro, whose administration has been accused in recent United Nations reports of "grave" human rights violations and violence against dissenters.

"I am appalled a delegation representing themselves as CTU went to Venezuela, not to support striking teachers, not to object to human rights violations, but to go on what appears to be a state-chaperoned propaganda tour," said Karen Moody, a teacher and union member.

And though the four travelers regularly called themselves a "CTU delegation" online, the union representing close to 25,000 people has sought to distance itself from the trip, stating the CTU did not endorse, sponsor or fund the trip.
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While it was crowd-funded, and not state-funded, it was crowd-funded under the aegis of CTU.

imo, Not A Good Thing.

They should have gone as private citizens, if they needed to go.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-20 12:46 PM | Reply

The righties are slipping, the obvious response is that Chicago teachers are going to Venuseula to get away from crime and violence. Do I have to own the libs for you?

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-08-20 06:57 PM | Reply

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