group of teachers who are fed up with the bad teacher narrative, high stakes
testing agenda and the public school privatization aims of many influential
individuals and groups. In short they are tired of being the whipping boys and
girls for the ills in education and have decided to push back and today Arne
Duncan stepped into a hornets nest of righteous indignation.
it is just blah, blah and more blah. Then this man who has never worked in a
classroom has the nerve to insult the nations teachers.
and emulate what they do. He claims that their teachers come form the top third
of college graduates and America’s teachers come from the bottom third. First
there is no study that backs this up which means he is just parroting
anti-teacher right-wing talking points at best or talking out of his less than
bad ass at worse.
they don’t believe in standardized tests and funding education is a top
priority for them not an after thought as it often is here. Mr. Duncan how come
you omitted those points?
since they cane people discipline isn’t a problem and South Korea though I
wonder if the teachers there are so great then why two different organizations
have tried to recruit me? I am glad they are all doing well but to point to
their teachers class rank as the reason is short sighted and quite frankly it’s
what you might expect a bright 12 year old, the equivalent of Jeb Bush, to come
up with and not the secretary of education.
argument that Arne and the other teacher haters have is people who go into the
colleges of education have low GPAs and SAT scores. First there is a lot of
debate about where the education deformers got their information and its
I get it though, each side could say I’ll see your study and show you one
more but I want you to think about this. Only slightly over 30% of all
Americans over the age of 25 have a four-year degree, where 100 percent of
public school teachers have them. So in effect the education reformers who are
so critical are saying that teachers are the worst of the best.
Then according to the national center for education statistics, 52% of teachers
have advanced degrees where only 10% of the general public does and doesn’t
that shoot a hole in the poorly educated teacher theory?
hours the original post by Bonnie Cunard questioning Duncan’s validity has 197
comments from all over the nation as teachers, who on Monday also swamped the
White House switchboards with their demand that Duncan be replaced with an
educator, voiced their dissatisfaction.
Duncan would choose to insult millions of teachers beyond me but it is
indicative of his corporate style reforms and to be honest it doesn’t seem that
smart of a thing to do.
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