There are more Great Teachers in the public schools than incompetent ones.
In fact, 97-99% great teachers versus 1-3% who are alleged to be incompetent—because there is no proof. The 1-3% was a guesstimate from witnesses in the recent Los Angeles Vergara trial where the judge’s verdict stripped teachers in California of their legal due process rights where they must be proven guilty of any alleged claims before losing their jobs.
This fact—alone—-reveals the corporate education reform fraud and all of the movements lies.
What we need to know is why President Obama, Arne Duncan, Bill Gates, Eli Broad, the Walton family and Hedge Fund billionaires on Wall Street are waging a war against 100% of public school teachers.
Last night my wife and I were having one of those rare after dinner conversations. We have a four year old and a five year old, so when I say rare, I do mean rare. The topic of the conversation was our daughter’s kindergarten teacher and how impressed we are with her. I made the comment, “We got lucky.” My wife’s response was, “No. I don’t think we got lucky at all.” Puzzled, I asked, “What do you mean?” She replied, “I think that she’s a great teacher but there are a lot of great teachers out there. In fact, our daughter’s school is filled with great teachers doing great work in an unrecognized urban school. There are great teachers doing great work all over.” It hit me then just how deep this anti-teacher rhetoric has imbedded itself in our collective thinking.
Think about it, if someone married to a teacher and…
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