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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I do know older teachers who are excellent...but many are not.
Unions protect the bad ones, and that is a fact.
The time-honored method of RINOs everywhere; run to the right to win the nomination, run to the left to win the election, then stay there.
The Ghost of No Child Left Behind. The bush’s One Trick Pony.
No more bush.
No Teachers Union Left Unfunded
No more bush.
Instead of Jeb Bush, let’s just start saying Jeb Romney.
Ask teachers to be professionals??
We know who and what you are, Jeb. Get lost!!
Hey jeb, nobody in PUBLIK SKOOL is doing the “LORD’S work”
ANY GOP member speaking out against public unions won’t hear a “nay” word from me.
My husband's brother is in CA and they couldn't afford the private school, so their kids were in public schools. At a parent's meeting he met someone who told him that the schools try not to put the same kid in a class with a lousy teacher two years in a row (proving that they know who shouldn't be in a classroom). My brother-in-law went home and thought about that, and sure enough, when he thought about his daughter's teachers, it went, good teacher, bad teacher, good teacher, bad teacher. Exactly like what the guy he met at the meeting told him. This is our public school system.
Instead of just bashing teacher unions, Jeb Bush and his father and especially his brother,43, need to start pushing back against the meme that 43 was to blame for the economy. Mike Reagan makes this point and I think it’s vital. We’re into Obama’s second term and now the gloves must come off. The story of Fannie and freddie, the 2007-08 Democrat Congress, the connivings of Barney Frank and Biden with the likes of Angelo Morzzilo. All this needs to come out, and not through mouthpieces but from the source and let H W Bush reveal how the dem Congress screwed the economy in 90 and 91 after the Gulf War. If they don’t the Bushes will be this generation’s Hoover and the Dems will continue to blame them for everything up to and including the Lindbergh Kidnapping.
Read my Lips “No New Taxes”
“1000 Points of Light”
“Kinder and Gentler”
Yet MORE Bush BULLSHIT!
Wow, this is sooooooo inspiring.
Now I reallllly like Jeb BUSH.
Gosh, I’m sooooo excited.
Has he been seen in NH or IA yet???
FU you pudgy, phoney elitist prig. I wish you nothing but hell for the rest of your miserable life.
” 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.
> Read my Lips No New Taxes
> 1000 Points of Light
> Kinder and Gentler
> Compassionate Conservative
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.
Anyone that could flop ‘BDS’ out at the drop of a hat, doesn’t belong here.
The last incarnation nearly destroyed this nation. We’ll soon be in the second term of what he ushered in.
History books will sing the praises of his successor’s antics long after we’re gone.
The absolute worst legacy ever!
The only way that there will be a “next” Republican Administration is if the democrat Party agrees to let the Republican win.
Judging by the rather limited academic abilities of the vast majority of the younger folks possessing degrees in teaching, the academic requirements appear to be not exactly as demanding as they might have once been.
I know well that there are thousands of smart, talented and dedicated teachers out there. To them, I say, “Eject the druids in your group. They are slime and they are be-clowning you. As for the unions, treat a union as you would a fresh t*rd in your bowl. A union leader exists at almost the very top of the corruption ladder.”
Howeveer, the pinnicle of sleeze, corruption, and stupidity is not held by a union leader. It is proudly held by the Obamadork.”
Rubio is for “not a real”, “is a real”, “well it’s not quite a real”, “okay perhaps it is a real” Amnesty. I wouldn’t back that guy for official doggie poop collector.
Backing ‘his people’ in deference to ‘we the people’, eliminates him.
Considering Jeb Bush’s mania for amnesty, I have no interest in anything else he does, anything else he says, or anything else he stands for. To use a little riff borrowed from his horrid mother, “I hope he stays down there in Florida.”
Yawn; Remember Terrie Schiavo; FUJB!
Yes, I agree! Another thing that needs to happen is give teachers a choice to opt out of the union. I have no choice in the matter. I am forced to join the union by law. Really ticks me off that my dues are being used to elect people like Obama!!
Man, the hate for anyone named "Bush" here on FR is as bad or worse than I've heard from extremist liberals.
All a big circle, isn't it?
I understand and have sympathy for the idea of not continuing a familial "dynasty"...but that isn't what I am seeing here. All I am seeing is vitriol and hate.
Not a real healthy thing, and not something that will help the cause of conservatism.
Ronald Reagan, from all that I read and heard from him, never engaged in such tactics. He was a warrior, but a happy one--and had ANSWERS...he didn't spew hate at an opponent.
Pretty discouraging to see his happiness ignored.
Some here, it seems, want to merely rail against ANYONE. No one, it seems, is good enough. No one.
Pretty darn pathetic. And not a Reagan-like attitude. There are too few people who remember him and his approach, I suppose.
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Republican primaries are engineered to put up the establishment guy. Democrats throw themselves cult of personality curve balls.
The writings already on the wall.
The GOP will shove Jeb down our throats because he can “appeal to Hispanics”, ie pander.
Dems will double down and defeat Hillary again (her husband was the flash in the pan next new thing. She’s another mainstream politician). Mayor Castro from San Anton will be the nominee, the next flash and an essential ingredient to pushing Hispanic dem vote permanently above 80%.
Castro will win.
You guys think blaming GW Bush has legs that will run out. You’re wrong. They blamed Hoover through four election cycles.
Don’t bother blustering about never voting for Jeb. The GOP-e already knows it has your vote. That’s why you’re starting to see the Jeb reintroduction media party.
Prescott bush was fined a million dollars for dealing with the nazis, and later served briefly as the treasurer of Planned Parenthood. George senior was one of Reagan’s most vocal opponents as head of the CIA, prior to Reagan’s Presidential run, and was chosen on poor advice as his VP running mate. George senior then went on to squander the Reagan gains and further taint the GOP brand throughout the 90’s, ushering in the anti-semitic peanut farmer. His son as President embroiled us in two middle east conflicts, one of which resulted in an “islamic republic”, and the other which continues to this day under questionable rules of engagement, and has resulted in no tangible positive gains for the US other than lucrative military contracts and a severe stagnation of the domestic economy. He also presided over an open border with mexico, paying it lip-service, floated a big amnesty program that was eventually shouted down, then as a final gesture bailed out failing banks (mostly in europe we found out later) with US taxpayer money, adding further to a then historically large national debt and ushering in our first openly communist president. Now Jeb Bush promises to “reign in the teachers unions”, hoping it will strike a chord and catapult him into the frontrunner position as the Presidential candidate for 2016. We just don’t seem to learn from our mistakes.