What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #5 – Every Political Decision Has Benefactors

What Every TX Educator Should Know About Politicians .jpgLesson #5 – Every Political Decision Has Benefactors.

The first-and-always benefactor is the politician. A politician will not take a stand that does not benefit him- or herself.

Notice the plural: benefactors.

Someone or some group(s) will benefit, too, and if it is not you or your group, it’s because the person or group(s) that benefit represents to the politician more votes, more money, and/or career advancement.

Teachers: Don’t think “Right, Best, Good, or What’s Best For Students” if a politician’s decision does not go your way. It won’t help; it will only frustrate. Instead, it helps to know that, in all likelihood, you do not represent to the politician more votes, more money, and/or career advancement.

That may not seem right or fair – terms educators live and practice everyday in the classroom – but those two words will only make it all the more difficult to understand politicians.

 

 

 

 

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