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Old 02-23-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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...of our taxpayer dollars and more important, our childrens' educational potential.

A lengthy, but extremely worthwhile read that describes the unbelievable control the unions have, the near impossibility of ridding our schools of bad teachers and the incredible waste of taxpayer funds involved in this long, arduous process where one "i" left undotted can result in an incompetent teacher who has collected full salary for years while doing nothing in a "rubber room" being bounced back into the classroom.

Joel Klein vs. New York City teachers : The New Yorker

"One school principal has said that Randi Weingarten, of the teachers’ union,“would protect a dead body in the classroom.”

Read more Joel Klein vs. New York City teachers : The New Yorker

What other field provides this kind of insulation? Why do we offer this extreme form of protection to the unionized teachers? Why aren't we more interested in protecting our children who are forced to attend school?

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