From The LA Times:
Declaring there should be “no excuse for mediocrity” in public schools, President Obama on Wednesday pledged to push for recruitment of better teachers, better pay for those who succeed and dismissal of those who let their students down.
Obama called for the abolition of “firewall” rules, which prevent many schools from judging teacher performance based on student performance.
This is a fairly bizarre remark coming from a man who at least formerly was idolized by the teachers’ union.
It appears that teachers’ unions will oppose Obama as they once did Bush.
Allie Winegar Duzett is an intern at the American Journalism Center, a training program run by Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. *Blog entries by interns reflect their personal opinions only and not that of Accuracy in Academia.