TestesInSac wrote:... but I do know that unions knee-jerk fight any measure designed to improve the competence of its membership, regardless of the merits of the measure.
Not that I am a fan of most unions, but that seems like an awfully big sweeping generalization.
Do unions do more harm than good? Perhaps some.
It seems like the teacher unions are fighting on behalf of the teachers, so I'm in favor of them being around.
However, we've once-again digressed from the topic slightly, which appears to be going in circles anyway. People would be affected if the date was moved. People are affected with the date being what it is. Some people dont care either way. And based on the polling results, it seems like everything is still split down the middle (although I do realize that less than 100 people have voted, which is statisticly a really really small percentage of the population of BRC.
My only point is that if something can be done to encourage more talented, creative, responsible people to attend the event, then it should be looked into.
The fewer people with a beer-guzzlin' frat boy, lookie-loo, consumer, spectator mentality the better.
"Be at one with the dust of the earth. This is primal union." - Lao Tsu