Skip to comments.Jeb Bush hammers teachers unions at education summit
Posted on 11/27/2012 12:02:00 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
In the fight to reform American schools, former Florida Gov. and outspoken education advocate Jeb Bush on Tuesday took direct aim at labor groups and joined a growing chorus who believe real change must start by loosening the grip of teachers unions.
We need to have a teacher evaluation system that is based on teachers being professionals, not part of some collective trade union bargaining process, said Mr. Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education Reform, which kicked off its national summit in D.C. on Tuesday.
We have a system to reward teachers thats based on an industrialized, unionized model that is completely inappropriate for the 21st century, Mr. Bush continued. There are incredibly fine teachers that get paid less even though theyre doing the Lords work consistently over time, and there are teachers that are mediocre that get paid more because theyve been there longer.
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” So Jebby is the one NEWSCORP wants to foist on us next?”
Looks like it.
I wouldn’t vote for him at gunpoint.
The union is as much of a problem as is somebody who seriously thinks an “education summit” will successfully address anything wrong with education in the country.
If one researches old news archives, it is found that political posturing that results in nothing is as old as the hills. Politician A says he’ll crack down on unions, politician B says he’s hopeful about middle-east peace talks. The names change, but the empty political promises span generations. You can change the names and dates and it reads like it’s fresh off the newswires. That said, Jeb needs to just fade back into the woodwork. He should try something novel for a change and create wealth in the private sector instead of sucking off that government teat like four generations of Bush’s.
No, it’s not a “trick.” Jeb Bush’s education program when he was governor (which of course Crist tried to undo) has actually had an excellent effect on education in Florida. The teachers unions hated him, just as they hate Scott now, but both governors did and are doing really well on reforming public education in Florida (including at the college level).
BDS...it’s an ugly thing.
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You forgot ...
“Islam is the relgion of peace.”
I liked George as a person. As a president, he was mediocre at best. He held the line in some places, but he was fiscally irresponsible.
As for Jeb, I doubt that he could even win FloriDUH.
No love for jeb bush here. But we need all the help we can get. We MUST attack the liberals stranglehold on the education system and MSM propaganda machine.
Could fit politicians too, Mr. Bush. Try what works in private industry, pay more to attract the best, starting with Schools of Ed. Equate them with Engineer's pay rates and performance evaluation.
Just another party in a long line of parties...CPUSA took control of public schools long ago...shut them down/get your children out.
Add “New World Order” to that list too.
Agreed. Why do we attack when someone says the RIGHT thing?
You know what's REALLY "ugly?" Watching imbeciles on FR use the "BDS" canard to defend the very same craven politicians who've repeatedly taken a giant s**t on us, our families and our nation.
The Chris Christie methodology. That’s what we’ll get with Jeb. Sell out.
You can tell the men from the boys by what isn’t addressed.
The Left’s whole education agenda and content wreaks. Hear the guy go off on that? Didn’t think so.
He tosses us a ‘union’ bone, includes the phrase, “...doing the Lords work...”, and fully expects us to fall in line.
Just another poser lining himself up, this time for 2016.
And the way the primaries are set up, and the way the GOPe spokes-holes will spin things, Jeb stands a very good chance of getting the nomination.
I am so over the ‘Republican’ experience.
Sounds like Jeb would be a great Secretary of Education in the next Republican administration.
I plan on voting for Rubio or Rand Paul if they choose to run.
I can not take this RINO crap any more.
GOP vs. Teachers Unions = racist /sarc
There must be something in genes of the Bush boys to promote education reform and then they just hand the process over to socialists.