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Mega Donor Charles Butt Puts Out Survey Showing He’s Right About Education
I smell an ulterior motive.
The Texas Tribune published a story about a Butt-funded survey showing that teachers agree with Butt about everything regarding education.
Results from a new online survey of K-12 teachers in Texas, released on Thursday, shows most “seriously considered” leaving the profession this year, a 19% increase from two years ago.
For its third annual survey on teacher satisfaction, the Charles Butt Foundation last spring sent an online questionnaire to 1,291 Texas public school teachers who were randomly selected from the Texas Education Agency’s 2020 roster of teachers in the state. All of them responded.
Charles Butt is a big player in Texas politics. He’s particularly interested in two things — open borders and education.
Open borders benefits his grocery store empire, and critical race theory in education indoctrinates an entire generation of Texans to be too politically correct to ever call him out on his traitorous open borders agenda.
Of those surveyed, 77% of them seriously considered leaving the profession in 2022, a 19% jump from the 2020 results and a 9% increase from last year. Among these teachers, 93% have taken steps to leave such as preparing resumes or conducting job interviews within the past year.
Victoria Wang, a senior research associate at the [Charles Butt] foundation, warns that when teachers are not supported, that impact is felt elsewhere at a local school.
“Schools are not just a place where kids go and they learn math and reading,” Wang said. “It’s where they learn how to interact with each other. It’s where they learn how to be in community with each other.”
Public education grifters are trying to take credit for teaching basic human behaviors, including just existing alongside with other humans.
As if we would be worse off without their intervention.
Teachers point to low pay, lack of respect from both the community and elected officials, excessive workloads and pandemic school disruptions as reasons they want to leave. In the classroom, about 98% of respondents say they have to buy their own supplies, with the median cost being about $500. The average pay for teachers has not increased between 2010 and 2019; it instead decreased from $55,433 to $54,192, according to a University of Houston report released earlier this year.
Republicans not only didn’t pay the teachers more, but they are the ones who oversaw the new CRT regime roll out a few years ago, much of it hidden under the guise of a new grift called “social emotional learning” and the “diversity, inclusion, equity” agenda, also known as DIE, pushed by Texas traitors like “Senile Steve” Allison.
This has meant Texas teachers have been asked to be part-time psychiatrists and behavioral counselors in addition to their teaching duties. So it’s reasonable that they feel like they should get more money.
However, once parents learned of these scams, they began actively trying to stop it from continuing because it’s weird and it appears to be very harmful and sinister.
So most people are in fact asking for less new-age psychoanalysis, and more math and reading.
Finally, teachers feel caught in the crossfire of the state’s culture wars as school boards have centered more of their attention in some cities on book bans and removing more inclusive curriculum than on how to help teachers and students have a more productive year.
When the Tribune says “inclusive” they mean all the garbage that Butt himself has injected into the schools.
Mr. Butt is signaling he’s going to start pumping even more money into his agenda, and this survey is going to be his moral justification for steamrolling parents who don’t want the anti-white stuff, the weird sexual stuff, etc. in their children’s schools.
The Butt Foundation’s stated goal, written in the usual coded language, is to promote the leftist catch-all concept of “equity.”
Actually, it’s even worse than that.
The foundation’s goal is to make public education more equitable across the state through community partnerships.
Where government can’t indoctrinate directly, ruthless corporate interests will be stepping up to push these weird agendas, whether voters like it or not.
The fight in public education is normal parents vs. billionaire elites and international corporations.
Which side are you on?