Dr. Stat

Dr. Stat is a Statistics Professor. This blog is his opportunity to share ideas and opinions about education (especially math education), politics, and whatever else comes up.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

"No Teacher Left Behind"

(From NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF STATE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS COALITIONS
News Brief #2919 Category: Opinion/Editorials )

Quote:
Terry Moe, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, argues that teachers' unions routinely put their job-related interests above the educational interests of children. The unions stand in the way of real school reform, he says. If they won't voluntarily give up their power, he continues, "then it has to be taken away from them - through new laws that...drastically limit (or prohibit) collective bargaining..., link teachers' pay to their performance, make it easy to get rid of mediocre teachers," and give administrators more control over teacher assignments.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal, 13 January 2005 (p. A12)
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