>> The Legislature can save our schools by refusing to confirm Alan Bersin as Secretary of Education the worst choice possible <<
Don't you love hyperbole? I'm pretty sure, for instance, that everyone agrees that the Columbine shooters would have been a worse choice.
Anyone know what this guy did to froth the mouths of the teachers' unions so much? Oppose bilingual education?
There is a bunch of stuff on this thread about Bersin (articles, political contributions, etc).
He seems like the perfect lefty, to me.
It sounds like he made the unforgivable mistake of eliminating union jobs because they were a waste of money.
Jai Sookprasert of the CSEA told the Senate committee that Bersin dismissed nearly 1,000 instructional aides in San Diego.
Bersin told the committee there was evidence the aides were ineffective and that their dismissal allowed $32 million to be shifted to programs such as teacher learning and classroom libraries.
Even in their press release, the Unions don't claim he didn't improve academics.
The unions don't represent the best interests of the students.
The unions do what represents the union's best interests (not necessarily what's in their membership's best interests).
Unions get very upset when their membership gets reduced which effects their power and cash flow.