Mrs TWC weighs in on Californicate's Props 74 and 75 plus the unspoken agenda of the powerful teacher's unions.
Why does a 2002 state law say that a catering company can’t provide school lunches, and a local cleaning company can’t clean classrooms?
Simple, the union only wants dues-paying union employees in those jobs—even if it costs taxpayers more, taking money out of classrooms.
Unions used their political war chests to lobby for, and pass, a law prohibiting California schools from hiring private firms for food, transportation, janitorial and landscaping services.
Meanwhile, studies show that school districts in other states are saving 20 to 40 percent by outsourcing these very services. If California saved 40 percent on the more than $13 billion it spends on these types of school services, we’d be looking at around $5 billion that could go to books, computers, or even more teachers each year.
Whole thing here.
As Ever, TWC