Unions Guarantee Good Jobs for Bad Teachers

Quoting The Wall Street Journal:

The steep deficits that states now face mean that teacher layoffs this year are unavoidable.  Parents understandably want the best teachers spared.  Yet in 14 states it is illegal for schools to consider anything other than a teacher’s length of service when making layoff decisions... "Fourteen states have these rules but about 40% of all teachers work in those states, and they’re the states with the biggest budget deficits."  In addition to New York, the list includes California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The unions that support these laws insist that seniority is the only "fair" way to reduce the teaching work force... [but] "only about 20% of the teachers who have the least seniority are also among the least effective teachers in a district.  About 80% of the time, there’s a teacher who’s worse that you could have laid off but didn’t because they had more seniority."

Suck the taxpayers dry, and screw the kids.  It’s the union way.

Posted by Anthony on 2 replies


01. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:08am by john:

You gotta watch a movie called "Waiting for Superman" if you want your head to explode about teachers unions. I found it in the "on Demand" section of my cable service (U-verse)

The liberal producer worked on "Inconvenient Truth" with Albie and set out to tell a completely different story.

Unfortunately, the facts he discovered took the film a different direction.

There is almost zero correlation between the money spent and the quality of the service provided.

Politics at its worst.

02. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:21am by Anthony:

That’s the next movie in my Netflix queue.  I’ve heard lots of good things about it.

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