Colorado Schools And Students Lose Out To Teachers’ Unions

The U.S. Education Department doled out $3.4 billion in grants as part of the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” grant competition.  “One notable absence on the list of winners was Colorado, which passed a controversial law this year that ties teacher pay to student performance and allows the state to strip tenure from low-performing instructors.”

Only in a union environment could it possibly be controversial to link compensation to merit, or to require job performance for job security.  In the non-union private sector, almost no one has the permanent job security or automatic pay increases that virtually every teacher, no matter how good or bad, receives. 

Teachers’ unions are not about children or education.  They are about money and power. 

And there is no chance the Obama Administration will stand up to them.

Published in: on August 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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