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

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 9:59 PM
Actually, I DO know what a quality teacher is and I know that they are in the minority. This is from someone who is friends with many teachers, is married to someone who has been a teacher and who has taught myself. This notion that we just can't understand how difficult your job is is utter BS.

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, EAGnews.org 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...