A California conservative warns that indoctrinating school
children on labor unions will make them more vulnerable to
accepting left-wing ideology.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed AB 2269, legislation that
declares May "Labor History Month." The governor's office reports
that "Labor History Week" will be replaced with a month-long
commemoration of labor unions.
Tim Thiesen, a vice
president with the California Republican Assembly (CRA), suggests
what Gov. Brown, a longtime ally of the state's unions, hopes
to accomplish with this measure.
"What it's going to do is … it starts forming these opinions. I
mean, kids are very impressionable, and what that does is that
carries forward, and … it's going to make them more sympathetic to
liberal causes, labor unions," Thiesen asserts. "The money machine
for the left is the labor unions in California."
The Sacramento Bee reports that the
month-long curriculum will commemorate the role of the labor
movement in California and U.S. history.
"We're spending time, effort, and money on things that are
really hollow subjects in light of the fact that our test scores
continue to drop," the CRA vice president laments. "We're
graduating kids out of high school, trying to go into the workforce
and into the junior college system, [who] cannot read, write and
Many school districts take the first week of April off for
spring break, when Labor History Week was initially scheduled.
So by pushing the commemoration to May, Thiesen laments that
schools will have more time -- and more opportunity -- to cover the