The organization is called Teach Great, which sounds like a wonderful idea, but in reality as with so many organizations these days, the name is designed to confuse the public into thinking it is something which it is not.
Teach Great, which can be found at teachgreat.org, has one purpose, to end every protection that Missouri teachers have.
If Teach Great is successful in what it is trying to do, put an end to tenure in front of Missouri voters, then no school district will ever have to spend the money the Joplin School District is spending in its efforts to get rid of me, because administrators will be able to fire teachers at will without any regard to experience or skill.
Teach Great registered a political committee with the state and since that time has received slightly over $175,000 in contributions. Of that total, $175,000 came from retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield, the same man who believed that public education was created by the KKK.
The latest contribution, $100,000 was made Friday, according to Missouri Ethics Commission documents.
Teach Great's belief on tenure is as follows: