Save a School–Fire a Teacher? Part 2


If you missed part one, you can catch up here.
When Central Falls, a “persistently low performing” High School in Rhode Island fired 74 teachers along with other union members, the teachers’ union called the action:
“Immoral, illegal, unjust, irresponsible disgraceful, and disrespectful.”
No, what is immoral, illegal, unjust, irresponsible and disgraceful is to promote a radical agenda [...]

Save a School–Fire a Teacher? Part 1


It was 1987, and there I sat, with my son’s teacher, the principal, and a social worker. We were all sitting in chairs designed for third grade bottoms, shuffling papers, and discussing “my son’s” academic failures. I was quickly getting the impression that I had missed the first meeting; the one where all of the [...]