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  •  Right, well, right... (1+ / 0-)
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    That's what you or I would say, get rid of those who do not teach or teach badly. I don't know the cutting off point where teacher in-service is wasted or worth the effort, but yes, get rid of them.

    BUT. These teachers are often voting union members. And the union depends on them for support.

    What wretches like Rhee want to do is to destroy the union by removing unproductive teachers.

    It's a conflict. No question.

    So, watch WHO is the one doing the firing and how that affects the union's decision to support or not support those whom are being fired.

    There is no single analysis.

    --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

    by unclebucky on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 09:55:22 AM PST

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    •  Fair enough (1+ / 0-)
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      I wouldn't just leave it to the principals either, as that group have  that same 20% problem--and they often reside in the schools with lots of bad teachers, not surprisingly.

      •  Again, you're right... (1+ / 0-)
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        that principals could also do damage.

        This takes back to unions and the good they do at the expense sometimes of what we want to happen.

        Nothing works perfectly, not even the Curiosity rover.

        :)

        --UB.

        "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

        by unclebucky on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 05:06:16 PM PST

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