Teachers’ Union Ad Fail

Here are some attacks ads recently put out by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

I’m assuming these are geared towards the dastardly Tim Hudak. Oh yes! Heaven forbid cuts are made to education budgets (no matter that Hudak isn’t planning on doing this). If you’re for that you must be a heartless fascist pig who is against children. No matter that if the Conservatives want to make cuts to education they’re probably aiming at the perks that publicly funded teachers enjoy. In the small minded world of the ETFO if you think that public sector unions shouldn’t receive significant wage increases during times of economic hardship on an income that tops out at $92,000, you must hate kids.

And how does Ontario’s education spending chalk up anyways? Education budgets have swollen from $16.6 billion in 2005/06 to $19.5 billion in 2010/11. And all this while the total number of students declined from 1,959,400 in 2005/06 to 1,901,236 in 2010/11. (Source).

Hopefully the public won’t fall for this.