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

Zdravko Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 12:22 PM
Some years ago Texas teachers had to pass a literacy test: 6% of them were found to be totally 100% illiterate

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...