I enjoy finding stories in media that at some level distances said outlet from its own stereotype. Such is the case in some ways with this story I found on NPR. It looked at the issue of Teacher Seniority. It offered lines from all sides and overall was fair,sound reporting in my opinion.
It did have at least one nugget I found a little out of line.
Many Democratic education reformers see seniority as an obstacle to reforms that favor more effective teachers. At the same time, Republican governors in Wisconsin and other states are trying to reduce the power of labor in the name of fiscal austerity.
Perhaps I take this too personal or allow NPR’s jaded history to cloud my judgement,no matter how warranted that is.
The GOP has been on the forefront of creating public education that this nation not only sorely needs but deserves. I find the comparative points here to be untruthful given the deeper realities.
“Many Democratic education reformers”???? They are an insane minority to the union ass kissing 20th century model shitbag majority that is the Democrat Party. True (D) reformers like Obama’s Ed Sec Arne Duncan are vilified.
As far as Walker & Co. it is patently untrue to think fiscal austerity is the only reason they are trying to reverse the corruption that is the strangle hold of public unions,especially in Wisconsin.
Education is an area our two party system should and easily find common sense points. Looking to attract and keep the best teachers regardless of how long they have paid their union dues is high on the list.