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It's Time to Use Test Scores to Determine Teacher Pay

Randy Turner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Let's base 100 percent of teacher pay on the results of standardized tests. But if we are to have true educational reform, a concept that seems to be lost when used by those who claim that mantle, I want the following conditions:

Teacher Tenure Foe Shows Hypocrisy When Her Job Is Threatened

Randy Turner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Just as she did during the 2011 session, Sen. Jane Cunningham is trying to bring an end to teacher tenure. Now thanks to the redistricting commission appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon, a threat has been made to Sen. Cunningham's tenure.

Billionaire Links KKK With Public Education

Randy Turner | Posted 04.13.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

In the middle of a speech in which he demanded an end to teacher tenure, retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield unleashed the following bombshell: The K...

Give Me Your Rich; Keep Those Poor Huddled Masses Away

Randy Turner | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

During the days State Sen. Cunningham's committee was in session, not one witness was called to address the real problem that faces students in these schools -- poverty.

Jane Cunningham: Sexual Relationships Begin With "How Do I Do This Math Problem?"

Randy Turner | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

In her zeal to save the Facebook portion of her Amy Hestir Davis Student Protection Act, Missouri State Sen. Jane Cunningham keeps hammering relentlessly on the idea that children have to be protected from all teachers.

The New Axis of Evil: Drunk Drivers, Sex Offenders and Classroom Teachers

Randy Turner | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Classroom teachers' only consolation is that our last legislative session could have been much worse.

Public Enemy Number One of Missouri Teachers -- Headed Toward a Congress Near You?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

When it comes to surefire bills that all Missouri legislators can support, all you have to do is target one of three types of people -- sex offenders, drunk drivers or classroom teachers.

Public School Teachers: Are We an Endangered Species?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Why are people who claim they are representing the best interests of our children doing so much to damage those who provide the foundation for this country?

The Smackdown of Those Spoiled Teachers

Randy Turner | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Last week, by a vote of 5-2, a state senate committee took the first giant step toward a radical change of public education that will make our schools a nightmare for students, teachers, and administrators.