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Video of teachers union president is disturbing

Wentz
Wentz

The Wichita school district and its teachers union were correct in moving quickly to investigate an undercover video of union president Steve Wentz. The video, published last week by the conservative group Project Veritas, appears to show footage of Wentz at a hotel bar during an education conference last year in Orlando, Fla. Wentz says on the video that several times he held disruptive students after class and encouraged them to fight him, telling them he would kick their “(expletive) ass.” He also says that if the union found out about this, it would “throw me under the bus.” Other videos from Project Veritas have turned out to be highly misleading, so it needs more investigation. But if true, what Wentz claims he did is indefensible, as he seems to admit. – Phillip Brownlee

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