Thursday, October 20, 2011

Redistributing Teachers, In The Name of Fairness

Is it fair that the newest teachers so often teach at the worst schools? What if there were a federal mandate for distributing teachers fairly? Does that sound like a proposal that might be made by one political party in particular, or perhaps a proposal that might get a favorable hearing in a particular presidential administration?
Last Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin (D–IA) introduced a much-anticipated proposal to rewrite No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and has announced that committee markup on the legislation will begin this Wednesday...

For example, the bill would codify Obama Administration education priorities, such as the “equitable distribution” of effective teachers among schools.
Since it would be "for the children", there's no way for teachers unions to be against this proposal :)

4 comments:

maxutils said...

Very easy to do this . . . let under performing schools pay bonuses. Done.

C T said...

You're joking, right? Since when do teachers unions put the needs "of the children" above their own?

Darren said...

Yes, CT, that's why I put the smiley at the end of the sentence.

Happy Elf Mom said...

Darren, I can't wait for you to figure out a way to do the cute little <3 hearts in your writing, too.