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Teachers Unions and Shifting Winds

Commented Oct 25, 2010 at 20:13:59 in Education

“Nice work, Bob. You are absolutely right that reform is the new black--and it's not a partisan issue. The fact of the matter is that, despite the many success stories, far too many children are simply not getting the education that they deserve. How can our teachers' unions defend that? How can any of us abide by it? Education reform is the most pressing issue facing our nation today. And we need more people like Bob Bowdon voicing the unspoken truths that are driving our system. If we begin to feel uncomfortable and ashamed enough by the things we hear (and I hope we do), perhaps we'll all demand change that accounts for the needs of every single child.”

MarcEdward on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:44:10

“Which schools are failing?
Which students are they failing?
How come the white, middle class students get a great education in most public schools?
Isn't the biggest difference in the parenting?
Why use NYC schools? New York is a ungovernable mess that represents nothing about the education system in the USA.”

traceydouglas on Oct 26, 2010 at 00:00:01

“Are you a public school teacher? What makes you think teachers' unions are defending poor education? States without teachers' unions have the lowest test scores in the nation. If you really want to make a difference, become a public school teacher. Otherwise, zip it.”