Really? Can that be true? Surely this idea is coming from some sort of teacher-hating, anti-government, right-wing radical that wants all kids homeschooled and all public schools to fail. Right?
Well, let’s just get to the point.
“When an ineffective teacher gets a chance to improve and doesn’t – and when the tenure system keeps that teacher in the classroom anyway – then the system is protecting jobs rather than children. That’s not a good thing. We need to work together to change that.”
– U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, taken from a speech he gave to the National Education Association
I agree. Don’t you? I think it’s time we all get behind Mr. Duncan (on this issue) and ask all of our public school board members if they would please stop cowering under the threats of the NEA (and the state affiliates) and see if we can fire a few bad teachers. Like These.
Don’t you think Arne would like that?