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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Rochesternative Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 3:13 AM
Ah, but there's the rub. Because each state has it's Department of Education IT deems who is "qualified" to teach. "Qualified" in edu-speak means you have the proper degree (in education usually), certification etc. In most places you can't be hired without both of those. So let's say you are a chemist with 20 years of industry experience, in all likelyhood you would have to return to school to get those valuable education classes, pass a state test and apply for certification. None of which is a time expedient process. BTW: teachers work more than 180 days a year...those are just the days with the kids. Some of those other days are spent in wonderful teacher inservices.

The trouble with education in this country starts and ends with unions. They are out-of- touch museum relics, fitting for a day that used rotary presses to distribute the news, but wildly inappropriate for an age that‘s both wired and wireless.

Unions have prevented, and continue to prevent, much-needed reforms in education, public finance and government. They cultivate a sense of entitlement wholly out of order for the times, which call for more self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

Frankly, unions suck.


They suck the money out of our wallets; they suck productivity out of workers; and suck up all the leavings from the...