Teacher’s Union President Brags About Using K-8 Kids In Wisconsin Recall Effort

Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson was captured on video recently bragging about the efforts made to get K-8 children involved in the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

Specifically, Peterson bragged about a district-wide program to put flyers of union propaganda in the backpacks of students. He also claimed credit for the union’s effort to physically drive parents and students to the polls to vote.

“We are, as a union, making some changes. We’re talking about reinventing ourselves and one of the things we’ve done this year is put full effort into changing the political process. … We got the district to pass out flyers to every K-8 student – the backpack flyer – to go home that says ‘go vote.’ We have teachers that organized buses at schools to bring parents out, high school students out. And finally, for the next 48 hours, that’s what we’re going to be doing – just get out to vote.”

While the message “go vote” may seem innocent enough, everyone knows what Peterson and his union are talking about. They have blatantly campaigned for Walker’s removal for months, and are perfectly aware that Milwaukee has millions of registered voters who identify with the Democratic Party. A big turnout in Milwaukee could play a major role in the outcome of the recall election.

Also worth noting is the mindset of those supporting the unions and the recall effort. Here’s a screen cap from the above video:

This useful idiot is wearing the clenched left fist, commonly used as symbols for communist and socialist groups.

These are the people with access to public school children. These are the people TEACHING public school children.

This is why Neal Boortz was right when he said:

Teacher’s unions don’t care about kids. They care about union members.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000278111043 Valerie Mundy Fowler

    And this is why I home school, I will not let my children be victims of liberal brainwashing! I am a PATRIOT!

    • Carol

      Why wonder why our kids are failing in the public school? They are not being taught. They are there to be used as pawns . Parents are afraid to object to this because of the consequences to their children. Freedom of thought is at stake. The future of our democracy is in jeopardy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1281485619 John M Sheffield

    Gotta indoctrinate them young.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1455731475 Jon Clark

    This is sickening.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1210591891 Cathy Borne Bridges

    That teacher needs to be FIRED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1286210601 Kate Moore

    Pathetic and unscrupulous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637863567 Robert Brown

    and its still not going to work….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1219681472 Mary Frances Shroat Crain


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000099353532 Tim Martin

    The teachers unions are completely out of line involving K-8 students in ANYTHING political, because they are too young, and not educated on the process. Additionally, utilizing school equipment (buses) for political gain is also completely out of line! More evidence of the excesses of the teachers unions!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593618883 Louis Hall

    The only way to avoid this, is PRIVATE school or home school. The Public venues have been Liberal controlled since the early 60s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718273123 Greg Renner

    Unions have one goal and one purpose: To get more of the pie. They don’t care about doing what’s right for the greater good, nor are they that concerned about our kids. Our teachers are wonderful and they should be taken care of but they shouldn’t need a union.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000857390800 John Steele

    I’d say despicable but we already know what to expect from union thugs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=587380677 Sandy Andrews

    Why? They can’t vote! Using children? What is this guy, a Nazi???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637863567 Robert Brown

    Notice how many union members opted out when they had a chance? Thousands!! Seems many have the common sense not to pay dues to an organization that is leading them down a bankrupt trail..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1564304908 Jean Pauley


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1531356830 Mike Bay

    Wisconsin voters, CRUSH the marxist unions in your midst, and free your state once more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001213222808 Marguerite Van Ness

    I wish I made as much on social security as teachers make in their pensions. I have two friends, both retired elementary teachers, making over $50,000 a year and they got summer off. Teacher’s union is out of line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002197301994 Scott Akos

    This will backfire. Young people can be very astute and can smell a rat a mile away. The students know when someone is trying to put one over on them and this won’t work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558150818 Bill Hitchcock

    Dirtbag union thugs.. Any respectful parent wouldn’t have allowed their kids to have been used like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640934396 Tom Conde

    This is becoming a common theme. Some universities are even allowing professors to give credit if students work for candidates. But only if they work for certain ones. Any school at any level that has any instructors engaging in this sort of behavior should have all State and Federal funding stopped immediately. Not after some hearing two years later. Funds can be restored after the hearing if the problem has been dealt with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565809653 Patrick Knight

    Funny how the left wants to complain about Corporations being allowed to donate to political campaigns but even here he states that they are using Union money to back political efforts – did all the Union members vote on these left wing efforts – of course not. Another reason why this country is in so much trouble! Thugs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565809653 Patrick Knight

    Oh and somebody tell this jackass that we don’t live in a Democracy we live in a Republic he just wishes it was a Democracy, A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group. Which would you rather have individual or group rights?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000174878787 Lori Gibson

    Indoctrinating young students too young to fully understand politics is a disgrace ! It should be outlawed !

  • Paul F

    I think the teachers are going to be really disappointed to find that while they “got the vote out”, that vote was intelligent taxpayers who will vote to keep Walker and put the union thugs in their place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410625215 Mary C. Rhea Cooper

    Very bad news indeed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326815164 James Damron

    He should be arrested and prosecuted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1682151381 Danny Strunk

    Be sure and let the parents know!!!!

  • Cliff Good

    Too bad it all backfired in his face now that Walker won the recall vote. I’m glad people are awakening to the BS being spewed by the bullies that are Union members and doing something about it at the voting polls. I will make sure that I am there in November to help undo the ‘change’ this administration is trying to impose on us.

  • Jim Frith

    The vast majority of Americans who have no experience with labor unions would never believe what it is all about. Sort of like people who do not work and live off of welfare, unions simply exist to get every penny they can while doing the absolute least in earning their wages. They lie, cheat, steal and conspire to gain more by putting the company they work for in jeopardy by breaking equipment on purpose, by forging documents to win their position, and by protecting the guilty while paying no attention to the hard working union members who were taught right from wrong by their parents. I have decades of experience dealing with unions, including contract negotiations, and every union, without exception, cost employers untold millions each and every year
    in the administration of everyday labor problems.