Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Some cowardly suit...

Some cowardly suit... published an anonymous diatribe in the Wall Street Journal entitled, "Single Most Destructive Force".  In a veiled attempt at "journalism" the author quotes Chris Christie,

 "Because they’re not for education for our children. They’re for greater membership, greater benefits, greater pay for their members. And they are the single most destructive force in public education in America."

The shameless author continues soto voce,

"Every word of that is true and important to say. The teachers unions have been punching poor children for decades, and someone has to punch back for those children."

My mother is a retired teacher.  I studied to become and was certified as a teacher.  I can say unequivocally that this author is wrong on so many levels.

American society trusts teachers with their most precious children.  And yet they expect teachers to put in 10-12 hour days, as well as do lesson planning and correct homework on weekends.  They demand that teachers endure "acting out" behaviors from children that no parent would allow in the home.  They insist on rigorous training and education,  at least a Bachelor's degree.  Many systems demand a teacher have a Master's degree before allowing them to be tenured.

American society would pay teachers less if they could get away with it.  That is why we have unions.

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