Thursday, February 06, 2014

Public School Students Suing Over Tenure

It may be an excercise in futility but BRAVO.

There are times where someone actually takes a stand and gives me hope that we can eventually roll back the progressive liberal tide and bring sanity back to our country. One such instance is taking place in California, where nine public school students and their families are suing the state over its laws governing teacher tenure, seniority, and the last hired, first fired practice. The aim is to dismantle a system that keeps bad teachers in the classroom; a system that teachers unions fully support. The lawsuit, filed by an advocacy group called Students Matter on behalf of the students, is arguing that such laws violate the Constitution's equal protection guarantee in that such practices ensures that not all students have access to good education.

The system currently in place in California makes it virtually impossible to hire a bad teacher, and student performance isn't even taken into account when reviewing the effectiveness of a teacher. The normal modus operandi is to automatically give each teacher a satisfactory grade. It comes as no surprise to us that the state of California and the teachers union are fighting this lawsuit tooth and nail. There's no way that they're going to have a little something like accountability enter into the equation. Teachers need to live a consequence-free environment to fully indoctrinate the youth of California. The teachers union cries about funding and bellyache about being 49th in the nation (counting all fifty states - unless you're Obama in which case it's fifty-seven - and the District of Columbia) in teacher-to-student ratio. Sounds bad until you realize that the average teacher has a class of 21 students. From kindergarten to high school graduation, I only had three classes that had less than thirty students or more: Latin I, Latin II, and Chemistry II. Somehow I did pretty good as did the vast majority of my peers. Such complaints are distractions that the progressive left makes to brainwash us into throwing more money into the education pit to further fuel their takeover.

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