Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ann Coulter Calls Kindergarten Teachers “Useless Public Sector Workers”

During a recent appearance, Coulter made this shockingly controversial statement.

If someone told you that kindergarten teachers were “useless public sector workers,” would you agree? Ann Coulter, the ultra-conservative social and political commentator, would—she recently made this statement on yesterday’s episode of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

The comment spawned from Jimmy Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union after he made an out of line remark regarding workers fighting back against the tea party.

Ann Coulter went on to say, “They used to be truck drivers and pipefitters. Now he’s [Hoffa] representing public school teachers? Kindergarten teachers? Cafeteria workers? Fighting for every last bit of their government pension? What a pathetic downfall!” Coulter’s statement became even more controversial when she said, You know: ‘Real jobs for real men’ — as opposed to kindergarten teachers. … He’s not even representing men who have actual jobs. He’s representing a bunch of useless public sector workers.”

And there you have it, Coulter called kindergarten teachers, the people that shape our children’s minds in early childhood development and for the future, were useless. When co-host Gretchen Carlson said, “I don’t want to say that teachers are useless,” Coulter snapped back:

No? I will. They are government workers. Let’s turn it over to private [schools], to vouchers, to charter schools. No, they fight for every last dime. They get summers off. They’re off at two [o'clock] and they make more money than most of those pipefitters who no longer have jobs.

Remember, this isn’t the first time someone in the political realm had controversial feelings toward early childhood education. While most dismissed Coulter's ramblings, some actually agreed.

Whether you’re conservative or liberal, teacher or not, we’d love to hear your thoughts on Coulter’s controversial statement—comment below, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.

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