Thursday, August 13, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union struggles with the concept of "fiction".

Apparently mistaking BDSM kindle erotica for a hard-hitting [pun intended] documentary, the Chicago Teachers Union is reportedly trying to get "The Teacher's Strike" by Gabby Matthews withdrawn from sale.

I am normally and ardent supporter of both teachers and unions, but in this case The Chicago Teacher Union needs to pull its head out of its collective ass. Pursuing this action will only promote the book and make the union look like humorless prudes with a very weak grasp of the civic principles that they are meant to be teaching to the nation's youth.

The Union hangs their case on the logo appearing on the teacher's shirt on the cover. However the author and publisher can probably easily hide behind the broad cover of parody and satire--if they even need to.

At the end of the day, this is fiction--not someone trying to cause confusion, disparage or divert money that would otherwise go into the union's coffers

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