Nothing says “hey let’s have an open dialogue about Common Core” like a threat of violence.
Michael Mulgrew is the president of the United Federation of Teachers, a union for teachers in New York City Schools, who is apparently passionate about the Common Core State Standards.
New York Daily News reports that during an hour long debate on the Common Core during the American Federation of Teachers Convention last month he said during his remarks, “If someone takes something from me I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted sick hands and say it is mine, and I am going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers! These are our tools and you sick people need to deal with us and the children we teach.”
Heaven forbid that as a parent I don’t want you to use your tools on my kids.
What a tool.
There was equal passion on the side who opposed Common Core, but they were somehow able to refrain from issuing physical threats.
Ed Notes posted a video of excerpts of the debate including Mulgrew’s remarks that you can watch below: