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Union Boss: What’s the Rush on Increasing Teacher Quality?

Dan107 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 9:01 AM
Yeah! What's the rush? 4% reading proficiency in Detroit is perfectly acceptable. It keeps them ignorant and voting democrat.

When American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten proposed a “bar exam” of sorts for teacher prospects, it was hailed as a step forward in improving teacher quality, reported.

But some of Weingarten’s underlings don’t know what all the fuss is about. She either didn’t run the idea past her deputies, or they didn’t approve and she trotted it out anyway.

Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Bruce Mellion said if teachers would be subjected to such a test, they better get a pay raise.

"What we're doing is testing, testing, testing, testing. At some point we need to...