There is never enough money for our schools, in any school district anywhere in the U.S., and hasn't been for at least 45 years. One reason might be the way unions spend, and spend and spend. For example, The American Federation of Teachers funded ACORN after the 'pimp and prostitute' videos hit, when there was not a smidgeon of doubt about the non-existent integrity of Obama's favorite community organizers, the egregious and corrupt ACORN.
A question would be, why would any Teacher's Unions, and especially the NEA, want to support an organization that helped a pimp and a prostitute with their plan to smuggle 13-year-old foreign girls into the country for prostitution, and hide the income they would make from the IRS.
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A good starting point would be with the $352,510 The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) funneled to ACORN in 2009 just as the organization's employees were caught on videotape describing to uncover investigators how they can arrange for legal loans, set up brothels, advance child prostitution and human trafficking.
"It looks like the AFT essentially outsourced ACORN to do the union organizing work," Nathan Mehrens, a counsel to Americans for Limited Government (ALG). "This is incredibly ironic given that many unions consider outsourcing evil and almost criminal. It might also be worth asking a rhetorical question of why does the union need to outsource work to shady operatives? If the union's services were so desirable then the teachers would be beating a path to their door and not the other way around."
In fact, U.S. Labor Department financial disclosure forms show that the teachers unions as whole have contributed over $1.3 million to ACORN and its affiliates for political activities and representational activities, since 2005. Some of the larger donations include $100,000 from the National Education Association in 2008 and $200,000 in 2007 for political activities. The Teachers AFL-CIO Local Union 2 contributed $406,730 in 2008, $457,778 in 2007, and $346,300 in 2006 for representational activities.
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