Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Playing Hardball with Teachers

I never doubt the good intentions of teachers - they have dedicated their lives to serving children and preparing the next generation. But in my experience, teachers are the last group willing to give concessions at the bargaining table. A school superintendent in Rhode Island has decided on a way to deal with a recalcitrant teacher's union. She fired every teacher and administrator at the school in question. Apparently, this is a politician who does not do things halfway. Especially when dealing with the worst school in the state.

1 comment:

shadowmom1 said...

In New York City you can't even do this, even if a teacher is a felon or has done something heinous within the school system. As you said, teachers' unions are very strong.