- Teachers assigned 69% of teachers an A or a B; 18% a C; 8% a D;
and, 5% an F.
- Parents assigned 51% of teachers an A or a B; 25% a C; 13% a D;
and, 9% an F.
- 41% of teachers favor tenure and believe it should not be related to
their students' academic performance.
What's important about these findings is the percentage of teachers assigned
Ds and Fs.
Previously, The Motley Monk reported a study by Stanford economist, Eric Hanushek, indicating that replacing the bottom 5% to 7% of teachers with "average" teachers would increase the nation's economic growth by ~1% annually. Stated another way, Hanushek's findings indicate that firing the bottom of the barrel of tenured public school teachers would improve student academic achievement.
Since the California Superior Court ruled in Vergara v. California that tenure is unconstitutional, it's time to start firing away. Get rid of those bad public school teachers. Teachers and parents both know who they are and administrators probably do, too. It's time to put an end to the protection scheme and cone of silence the public school teachers unions use to keep bad teachers in the nation's public schools.
How about some "social justice"..."for the sake of the children," which the public school teachers' union bosses keep saying is their #1 priority.
Let the discussion begin...
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