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

mitch121 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 10:14 AM
drrisk2- it's not one or the other, it's both, along with several other factors. yes, parental involvement is part of the problem, but saying "The problem is NOT the teachers or the unions." is delusional idiocy.

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...