“While I have much to learn about how teachers unions function in these high-performing countries, my early reporting suggests they are real partners in ensuring teacher quality and meaningful professional development. That’s where they spend their time and energy — not fighting to keep bad eggs on the payroll.”
I had to go through this post a couple of times to get a reliable “feel” of this blogger’s position in this post.
Romney vs. teachers unions: The inconvenient truth
Well, to echo Richard Nixon’s famous phrase, let me say this about that.
I’ve slammed teachers unions plenty. They make it too hard to fire bad teachers who blight the lives of countless kids. They defend a “lockstep” salary schedule even though districts need to be able to pay much more for recruits with math and science degrees who have lucrative options outside the classroom. They dominate school board…
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