I got my first, and hopefully last, push poll call from Let Kentucky Vote last Friday. Being mildly annoyed, it was fun to give all the wrong answers to the child on the other end of the line. My interview lasted two questions before they hung up.
I understand why the horse and gambling industry has formed Let Kentucky Vote to annoy voters over the next couple of months.
Greed, Greed and Greed, well maybe in the case of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227 and the United Food and Commercial Workers IN-KY Council it’s about jobs but for the rest it’s just plain greed.
But there is one group that has surprised me by their membership in this shill organization for the Casinos. I don’t understand why the Jefferson County Teacher's Association is part of Let Kentucky Vote.
According to their web site their Mission is:
Our mission is to serve as the active voice of our members, to promote quality and equity in public education, expand and protect the rights and interests of the members, and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all.
Could someone tell me how putting a bunch of Casino’s in Kentucky advocates for human, civil and economic rights for all? How does pumping money in to slots promote quality and equity in public education?
Maybe the teachers are here for the same reason the rest of these groups are shilling for the Casinos --- Greed.
Maybe there is more than a little truth to the saying that only true purpose of the educational establishment is to perpetuate the educational establishment; the rest is just window dressing.