Your statements are untrue
I am not now a teacher and have never been in a teachers union.
My only time standing at the front of a classroom was in another country.
The following statement has not a bit of truth in it, other than the one that they may have attended a school where some of the teachers were in a union.
My children attended a unionized public school. Things they were taught. The Holocaust never happened. Spelling, punctuation, structure, and grammar are unimportant. Communism is the only compassionate system. The earth will be destroyed by pollution in a few years. DDT causes cancer. And, my personal favorite, the Constitution is a living document and doesn't need to be followed.
IF your children were in a class on one day in 1987, and if you lived in Aurora at the time, they might have heard a teacher, not a history, but an English, teacher deny the Holocaust.
from the American Jewish Committee on Holocaust Denial
Your other statements have even less support1. The Denver Post of March 10, 1991 reportcd: "Dorothy Groteluschcn was
an English teacher. She was giving a lesson on the placement of adjective clauses,
and read from a textbook that said: 'The photographs that she [Margaret Bourke
White] took near the end of the war of the Nazi prison camp at Buchenwald serve
as a grim memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.'
"Court documents say Groteluschen told students, 'Now there is a reminder
of the Holocaust even in the grammar book,' adding that there is historical
disagreement about the Holocaust. 'Some say Holocaust, some say holohoax.'
". . . Her defense was 'I have for years automatically exposed my students to
the other side of controversial issues, such as evolution and abortion. . . . mhe
Holocaust is] a taboo topic, and I did not rcalize how taboo the topic was.. . No
reputable historian today is going to say that nothing happened. . . . What the
argument is over is the six million deaths.' "
One may disagree with public education but your argument will be better supported if you use verifiable claims.
I always must ask those who hate America's public education system what they think about the reality that all of the nations with better educational results have centrally controlled educational systems.