Time magazine has clearly kicked up a hornet's nest with its downright insulting cover headlined "Rotten Apples," and coupled with the blurb, "It's nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Some tech millionaires may have found a way to change that."Absolutely, violently wrong, Donna. Taking years to fire a bad teacher is the slap in the face to the rest of us.
The cover is a slap in the face to every teacher who has dedicated his or her life to bettering the lives of children.
Of course I'm not against due process. I'm against what I call undue process, wherein it really does take years to fire a bad teacher. And if unions were any more than parasites they'd want to get rid of the bad teachers, but instead teachers unions defend them and help them try to keep their jobs. That, too, is a slap in the face to the rest of us.