Standing among the Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors at the Field Museum, created for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 BCE. He’s dead and I’m not, making me a negative demographic change
I had some time on my hands this afternoon after coming back from seeing the amazing terra cotta warriors from China at the Field museum.
Because of that extra time I got into a Twitter debate with some folks about teacher blaming and shaming.
Three of them blamed teachers for electing Trump. We were blamed on two counts: We don’t teach civics well enough.
And 1 in 5 teachers are estimated to have voted for Trump.
I agree that the 20% of our profession that voted for the guy should be ashamed of themselves.
But that means 80% of us teachers didn’t vote for Trump. I only know of a couple of demographic groups with a better voting number against Trump than that.
When I responded with that I was told I wasn’t being reflective enough.
Sorry. I’ll try harder.
Then I read from Greg Hinz in Crain’s that the pension problem exists because not enough teachers are dead yet.
We are what is now called a “negative demographic change.”
Teachers are to blame for this too. Not the failure of the state to pay what they owe for over 7 decades.
From my point of view it is a positive demographic change. Particularly because, for the time being, it includes me.
And I’m not sorry.