I’m not quite sure how you can as an individual care about students, but as a group not do so. — Paul Koning
There is study of people as a group that is very successful. We know how people, in mass, will respond to different stimuli.
This is one of the reasons that mobs are so dangerous. They react as a “mob” and not as individuals.
Some of the worst mass casualty events in our recent history have come about because of mob mentality.
Look at the doors of your home, the screen door, if any, opens outward, the main door opens inward. Now look at the majority of business doors. They open outwards. This is so universal that people will insist on pulling on business doors that open inwards, even with signs.
This is because of that mob mentality. When an individual is trying to exit and needs to pull the door open, they will do so, not issues. The people behind him will give them room to do so.
In a mob event, the people in the rear will push forward, causing the people in the front to be pushed forward, making it impossible to pull the door open. This leads to crush deaths at the front. The people in the rear are then trapped.
Unions are controlled mobs. The people at the top manipulate the lower down, and they use mob manipulation to accomplish these things.
What this means, is that good teachers, and there are many of them, will sacrifice their time, their emotions, and their money to help their students. Many of those teachers purchase extra supplies for their students. Spend time out of contract hours to help students. Will invest their emotions in the success of their students.
This is the individual acting as an individual.
I listen to the complaints of teachers. One of the huge issues today is safety in the classroom. I’m not talking about “school shootings”. I am talking about out of control students.
Every year, one or more of the elementary school teachers is injured by a k-5 student seriously enough to require a trip to the hospital.
Every week, a classroom is taken over by a student and the classroom is evacuated for the safety of the other children.
Every day, there is a story of another student who is holding a class or school hostage. I’m not talking about nationwide, I’m talking about a single school.
So it was time for contract negotiations. The biggest issue I’ve heard from any teacher is classroom safety. Instead of talking about classroom safety, the union was thrilled they got another pay raise. As were the teachers.
As far as I can tell, not a single teacher has bothered to ask, much less demand, that their union work towards a safe working environment for their members.
They are afraid of “rocking the boat” or “the union can’t help”.
This is mob mentality. The union isn’t willing to do battle for the students and the safety of their members, they just want more dues, they want more money. The teachers hear they are getting another pay raise and are happy.
I despise what unions have become.