Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Good Enough For Thee, But Not For Me

As I type this, the following is shown on the front page of CTA's web site:

California Gets a "C" Overall, Ranked 43rd in Per-Pupil Spending
January 2011
Education Week's 2011 Quality Counts Report gives California a "C" overall, while we continue to be at the bottom of the list in per-pupil spending. Says Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, "Average is not good enough. You wouldn’t want a “C” mechanic working on your car, a “C” attorney defending you in court, or a “C” surgeon operating on you in a hospital – and we can’t be satisfied with a “C” for California schools."

Yet, according to CTA, all of California's teachers get A's. All of us are the same, each of us "in union brotherhood" is paid on the same pay scale--talent, abilities, or student outcomes be damned.

Can you spell "hypocrisy"? I knew you could.

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