Teachers Unions Investigations 2018

NJ TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENT WILL "BEND THE TRUTH," COVER UP CHILD ABUSE IN SCHOOLS

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    In this undercover investigation, Hamilton Township Education Association President David Perry details the steps the teachers union would take to protect a teacher who physically abused and threatened middle school students from losing their job.

    Dr. Perry says he would misrepresent the events of altercations between teachers and students by "bending the truth" and back-dating reports and instructed the teacher to not tell anybody about incidents with students.

    The union president also stressed that a teacher who abuses his students needs to come to the union after any incident so that they can create a report that would best protect them from students that come forward about abuse.

    UNION CITY NJEA PROTECTS "TEACHER WHO HAD SEX" W/ STUDENT

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      In this undercover investigation, Union City Education Association President Kathleen Valencia explains that the union would protect a teacher who physically abused a "scumbag" student and the teacher would not lose his job.

      Valencia says the teacher would be "fine" because the student is too scared to come forward. She also explains how the union would legally protect the teacher, stating “I’m going to get your brother a lawyer. Your brother’s not going to admit anything happened. The only witness is the scumbag kid… he’s got a record.”

      She then tells the undercover journalist of a horrifying real-life scenario: “This file right here is from a teacher who had sex with a student. This file is about whether or not the teacher gets to keep his pension. Is he going to jail? No. How come? Because the child’s not pressing charges. There’s no proof.”

      RESULTS

      New Jersey Senate Hearing

      The New Jersey Senate held a hearing to investigate the actions of the NJEA. The calls for investigation were led by Democrats Senator Steve Sweeney and Governor Phil Murphy.

        11 Bills Advance

        After the release of the videos, eleven bills advanced in the legislative process. Of the bills, seven were created as a direct result of our videos, while the other four were already in process.

          NEW JERSEY OFFICIAL'S REACTIONS
          ALLEGED CHILD MOLESTER PAID OFF IN MI AFT TEACHERS UNION NEGOTIATION

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            Project Veritas has released undercover footage and documents obtained from the American Federation of Teachers Michigan affiliate office in Lake City, which reveals that the union protected a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct with a seven- or eight-year-old girl arose.

            The now former teacher was never charged or arrested and denied the accusations against him, and did not lose his teaching certificate.

            Undercover footage of AFT Union Representative, Johnny Mickles, reveals how AFT and the Lake City Michigan school district defended the alleged child molesting teacher. Redacted documents from the AFT office, available here, corroborate the events.

            MICHIGAN UNION BOSS NEGLECTS MANDATORY REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE

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              Nick Nugent, an NEA official in Michigan was caught on hidden camera. Once again, the union official is clearly more interested in protecting teachers than children. The video you are about to see and hear is troubling, our journalist, who says she is a teacher, tells the union official a story about a bloodied middle school student she “shoved.” The response, don’t report it and hope the student doesn’t either.

              RESULTS

              Judge DENIES AFT Michigan Motion

              A federal judge denied for – the second time – an attempt by the Michigan AFT to receive a temporary restraining order against Project Veritas, citing the First Amendment.

              Response from Randi Weingarten

              AFT President Randi Weingarten responded to the ruling in a tweet.

              OHIO TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENTS DEFEND "PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, VERBAL" ABUSE OF CHILDREN

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                Project Veritas has released an investigation into the behavior of teacher’s union officials continues in Ohio. The scenario is relatively straightforward, our undercover journalist tells the union official his imaginary brother has had a violent altercation with a student. Once again, we hear encouragement that the brother will more than likely get away with the assault.

                The undercover video shows Bill Siegferth, Tom Schmida, and David Romick – all current or former teachers union presidents –admitting that they have protected and defended union members that have abused students.

                RESULTS

                NEA Emails were leaked as a result

                After seeing the undercover videos, somebody with access to internal NEA communications went public and aired his grievances with the union for all to see.

                  MEDIA COVERAGE
                  "U.S. judge denies teachers union bid to stop release of Project Veritas video"
                  "2 teachers union bosses suspended after videos surface; one called kids 'dirtbags,' 'pieces of s---'"
                  "N.J. Senate to hold hearings on 'offensive' NJEA videos"
                  "Two New Jersey teachers union bosses are suspended after sting videos capture them calling kids 'dirtbags', 'pieces of s**t' and promising to 'bend the truth' to protect members"
                  "Teachers union bosses suspended after calling kids ‘dirtbags’"
                  "Project Veritas: Teachers Union Presidents Suspended for Alleged Child Abuse Cover Up"
                  "Phil Murphy supports hearings on 'unacceptable' NJEA videos"
                  "11 BILLS AGAINST CHILD SEX ABUSE ADVANCE AFTER UNDERCOVER NJEA VIDS"
                  "Videos of Corrupt NJ Teacher Union Reach State Senate"
                  "TWO NJ TEACHERS’ UNION PRESIDENTS SUSPENDED AFTER DEFENDING ABUSIVE TEACHERS ON CAMERA"
                  "Unions hesitate to report teachers shoving students, using racial slurs, edited 'undercover' videos suggest"
                  "Teacher union president suspended after allegedly saying 'I'm here to defend even the worst people'"
                  "SWEENEY AGHAST AT TEACHER UNION VIDEOS, MURPHY WANTS MORE INFO"
                  "NJEA teachers union blasted by lawmakers over controversial videos"
                  "CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 3 OFFICIALS ADMIT PROTECTING UNION MEMBERS"
                  "2nd N.J. teachers union prez suspended after undercover video"
                  "NJEA VS. O’KEEFE, WHO DO YOU TRUST?"
                  "'I DON'T WANT YOU TO GET INVESTIGATED'"
                  "N.J. teacher did not get away with sex with student, prosecutor says"
                  "Don’t downplay NJEA sting videos"
                  "Education groups want hearings after undercover videos of teachers union chiefs"
                  "LEGISLATURE WILL INVESTIGATE NJEA AFTER ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ VIDEOS"
                  "Undercover video shows union prez calling students 'dirt bags"
                  "New Jersey Senate to Hold Hearings on Teachers' Union Following Project Veritas Videos"
                  "Have teachers unions gotten too strong?"
                  "O'Keefe may be a fifth-rate attack schnauzer, but his NJEA footage demands scrutiny"