No. It is unions that protect and promote the lazy and incompetent.Don't miss at all. It isn't unions who are lazy or incompetent.
No more protection than any other knowledge worker. Me, for example. In fact, they would have significantly more protection than me - their boss can't throw them into jail, after all. Without unions, however, good competent teachers would be in high demand. Schools would be able to compete for good, competent teachers. The people who would have no protection are the ones who shouldn't have any.And the flip side of your complaint is that without unions, good competent teachers would have no protection.
I note you fail to cite the example I gave you where good teachers lost their jobs and poor ones kept them because there are unions.And yes, this happens. Personalities get in the way sometimes and good teachers lose jobs where there are not unions.
why do you hate our men and women in uniform?I can't find your voice there. You take a small, small percentage, misrepresent the problem, and in doing so demonize teachers. It is what you do on a regular basis.
oh, sure, you will claim to have served yourself, to have many friends who are
blackveterans... but here you are, disagreeing with me, and furthermore claiming in other places that our efforts were not responsible for success in Iraq. Obviously the only reason you would do so is you seek to demonize those who put their lives on the line for others.
do you see how stupid your claim sounds?
Allow me to re-quote with some emphasis, please pay attention to the pronouns:Again they need to?
I thought you taught English, of all things?Originally Posted by cpwill
Effective teaching. Fitness reports. Competitive ranking. Objective and subjective scoring of objective and subjective measurables. Demonstration of effect on students. Demonstration of capabilities. If I can be graded and ranked against thousands of other Sgts' in the Marine Corps spread across all continents save Antartica doing widely disparate jobs under complex and widely disparate conditions, I have small sympathy for low-productive teachers telling me it's not fair to expect them to get graded. The good teachers want to be rewarded for their effort, talent, and results.And what is merit?
Well it's good to see you've converted.If you want to measure their knowledge, their classroom performance, measurable things they control, few will argue with you.