“These teachers have all summer off. Can’t they have their convention during the summer?’ the governor said as he spoke to a clutch of high schoolers surrounding him.
“They got to get two days off from school because, you know, they don’t get enough time off now, right? They get two weeks off at Christmas, they get all the different holidays, then they get all the summer off and now they need two more days.
“Why do you think that is? Do you think If they cared about learning where would they be today?’
Ashley Batts, 16, a Trenton Central High School sophomore answered “in school.’
“That’s right, in school, baby, they would not be down there in Atlantic City having a party — because that’s what it is.’
Demonizing the teachers and their unions is a favorite Republican trick and honestly, it always just comes across as petulant to me, like, where the hell is MY parade? Where’s MY two-month “vacation,” where’s MY pension? Fucko, if you want it that bad, then BECOME A TEACHER, and work 90 hours a week for 10 months of the year dealing with all manner of psycho parents and needy little niblets, instead of sitting on your ass in a pile of Cheeto dust for 7.5 hours per day and then complaining about your aches and pains.
Also, as the commenters at ONTD point out, he’s calling a 16-year-old “baby.” Yick.