In the world of Jane Cunningham, experience does not matter. Advanced degrees and the debt that went into earning them are meaningless. In Mrs. Cunningham's world, if you remove all originality and empathy from your teaching and spend the lion's share of your time teaching test-taking tips, you have a 25 percent chance of becoming a highly-paid teacher.
With public education turning into a nightmarish Dickensian and American Legislative Exchange Council vision, one question remains unanswered:
Why in the world would anyone want to become a classroom teacher?
Monday, April 18, 2011
The smackdown of those spoiled teachers
In my latest Huffington Post blog, I address the anti-teacher bill being pushed through by friend of the working child Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, The bill calls for the elimination of teacher tenure, does not allow for years of experience or added education to be considered in teacher salary schedules, and divides teachers in all school districts into four pay tiers, based primarily on standardized test scores. The following passage is from the blog: