Teachers, promoters of commie pinko liberalism

I was talking with my friend Dave the other day and remarking that teachers are often held up by the right as the go to whipping boy for liberalism.  My own experiences are almost 100% in contrast with this, but Dave did point out to me that I did spend most of my schooling in Montana.  Not precisely a hot bed of liberal moral decay(relatively speaking), unless you’re a conservative from Montana, in which case all those commie pinkos can rot in Hell with their Obama Care and gun control stickers.  Hurrah!

I spent some considerable time thinking about my experiences because I question pretty much everything.  In this case, is it that teachers are necessarily so pro liberal policy, so much as just more exposed, in general, to a wider class of socioeconomic experiences than your typical conservative platform recognizes or allows?  To be updated later.

Further thinking about the whole scenario has led me down a couple paths.  The first path is that education, and by extension, being an educator, naturally leads one down the path of somewhat conservative principles.  If this statement is true, and I am developing an argument that it is, then holding teachers up as liberal effigies to burn is somewhat counterintuitive to conservative practice.

The second path is that the two main issues I see teachers being used as foils in the Left vs Right pageantry are usually on issues of religion and military service.  If that is the case, then it is less that teachers aren’t necessarily liberal as it is the conservative agenda attempting to be advanced that I don’t care for.  More to come.

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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