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

gary28 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 11:52 AM
You are so right, our children's education starts with the parents, the teachers and the unions come next. The very idea about no child left behind is criminal!

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...