Educator, Teach Thyself

Those who can’t, teach; and those who can’t teach, join unions to make sure they keep their jobs anyway. This union is apparently trying to implement their “No Teacher Left Behind” program…

Central Falls, RI – A Rhode Island school district has voted to fire all the teachers at an underperforming school. The Central Falls School Committee voted Tuesday evening to fire every educator at Central Falls High School, including teachers, guidance counselors and the principal. It’s the only school in the tiny, impoverished city north of Providence. Only about half its students graduate, and only 7 percent of 11th-graders were proficient in math in 2009. The plan was developed because of a federal effort to makeover failing schools. The Central Falls Teachers Union says it is reviewing legal options and hasn’t decided what action to take. Education Secretary Arne Duncan applauds the decision and says “when schools continue to struggle we have a collective obligation to take action.”

Forget firings; the former staff at that school are lucky that they aren’t liable to be sued for malpractice. But then, teachers’ unions have never cared about the welfare of the students, because of course the students aren’t the ones paying them union dues.

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