NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION INNOVATION GOOD FOR THE STUDENTS -- TEACHERS CAN KEEP THEIR JOBS IF THEY ARE COMPETENT!
Throwing money at education is counterproductive; the secret is to hold educators accountable for the results …
Here in California, there is no correlation between funding for education and teacher performance. They have produced a decade of functional illiterates, more apt to become political activists than distinguished scholars. Yes, there are outstanding teachers, but they appear to be few and far between. What is prevalent is the political corruption that panders to the teacher’s unions to provide both campaign funding and voter support. In most instances, money voted by citizens did not flow to the children in the classroom, but into administrators, physical building programs, and wages and benefits – most notably unfunded pension liabilities. The special interests have made education a joke, with the Board of Education being a political stepping stone into progressive democrat politics.
So I am pleased to see that North Caroline has ended tenure for teachers …
North Carolina Ends Teacher Tenure
North Carolina has become the latest state to overhaul its teacher tenure rules, directing school administrators to offer four-year contracts to top performers but one- or two-year contracts to everybody else. Previously, all North Carolina teachers with five years of experience were eligible for tenure, which granted them a right to due process before dismissal. Now, longer-term job security will be limited to the 25 percent of teachers who are ranked most effective, based on yet-to-be-determined criteria.
Republican lawmakers who pushed for the tenure changes said the old system allowed too many ineffective teachers to remain in classrooms.
“We need to move to a situation where we provide the best teachers the security of multi-year contracts” and provide principals the means to remove ineffective teachers from classrooms, Senate leader Phil Berger, a Republican, told The News & Observer of Raleigh earlier this month. Source: Teacher Tenure Ends in North Carolina, Other States
Bottom line …
It is about time that we hold the progressive socialist democrats accountable for the havoc they have wreaked on the nation and the nation’s children with their progressive nonsense. Every time you hear “it’s for the children,” it is about funding that is often misdirected to the benefits of the adults and special interests. The introduction of political correctness, multi-culturalism, and moral equivalency into the curriculum has destroyed a generation of students. Functional illiterates that most often find their way into positions of authority in the government where they continue to screw-up the system with their political nonsense.
It is if they are modeling President Obama – “do what I say, not as I do” when it comes to job performance. So busy playing community organizer, activist, and promoter that they have little or no time to teach children. Throwing resources at the low-information, unmotivated student instead of nurturing the high performance student that will most likely make a difference in the world.
For those listening to the progressive democrats telling you we need students who will learn to compete in a global economy, perhaps he should shoot lower and simply accept those who can read, write, and do simple arithmetic. Learning that they, not the collective, will be responsible for their future.
No tenure sounds like an idea whose time has come … hopefully it will be implemented in the People’s Republic of California, the home of the socialist worker’s paradise.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell