Skip to comments.Teacher unions undermine classroom achievement
Posted on 06/12/2013 5:39:32 PM PDT by rhema
Unions such as Education Minnesota represent the greatest barrier to improving teacher quality.
Teachers unions such as Education Minnesota consistently promote practices that undermine excellence in the classroom. Education Minnesota is the second best funded lobbying force in the state, eclipsed only by the National Rifle Association. Having aided the election of Gov. Mark Dayton and a DFL-controlled Legislature, Education Minnesota is vigorously calling in its chips.
With Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius as its agents, Education Minnesota has been hugely successful in disassembling the previous system of school accountability. Cassellius sought waivers from requirements that were effectively identifying failing schools, oversaw the establishment of a murky new system to measure school performance, and prevailed upon the 2013 Legislature to eliminate the grade 9 writing and grade 10 reading tests as graduation requirements.
Thus we enter a fantasy world constructed for us by Education Minnesota. We are asked to trust that teachers who so far have been unable to prepare properly children of color and children of poverty for simple grade level performance will now functioning under a hazier accountability system be more successful in preparing students for the much more difficult ACT test measuring readiness for college.
The reality is that we do not have enough teachers who can produce the level of achievement we need. Various stances of Education Minnesota ensure mediocrity. Leaders and members of that union maintain that professional teachers should train in conventional preparation programs. But university-based teacher certification programs are wretched.
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Public schools are child abuse.
One of the greatest curses on the USA is teachers unions.
We are doomed unless these union are broken, it is that simple.
If I might be permitted: GUILTY!
Is that a Photoshop?
... she might have a trick-eye ...
She still looks diabolico. Y muy guilty-o!
One big problem (in my opinion) is that the students do not get an honest examination of labor unions from their teachers. I, personally, am aware of harassment, vandalism, sabotage, assault, battery, and all-around malfeasance perpetrated by members of labor unions. I know of not one single such instance perpetrated by an employer, NOT ONE. Get a public school teacher to point this out and I will mail you a premium cigar. Ain’t gonna happen.
Totally get that threaten........as a parent I was threatened with legal action by the SEIU if I organized a clean up day on a Saturday with parents to tidy up the elementary campus of my daughters school.
Took care of it and they backed off, but most people will not challenge them.
Your point is correct, unions are the scourge.
ok, is that photo shopped or does she really have vampire fangs?
dont BS me now , i want the truth
Man, that woman could play any number of aliens and they would save a lot of money on make-up, since they really wouldn’t need any.
Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone.