It’s funny, when outsiders say stuff like this they’re called teacher bashers, but how to explain this cold shower from local teachers’ union head (and NEA New York Board of Directors member) Morty Rosenfeld?
If the United States is to preserve our system of free public schools, teacher unions are going to have to stop accepting the status quo and making excuses for the poor performance of our students. Most of us know that contrary to all of the talk about how we are raising our standards, in most of our schools they continue to decline. The low scores on the so-called high stakes tests are testimony to the fact that large numbers of students leave school knowing next to nothing and ill equipped for any but the most menial of jobs.
More…and well worth reading.