Tag: teachers unions

Fire the teachers who won't teach

Update: “Kids are hurting in all kinds of ways.” And fire the administrators who insist on closing their schools to in-class teaching. Fire the school boards that meekly cave in to the ideological, political and anti-science agenda that demands that America’s school children be punished in this cruel and stupid way. Frustrated children and parents... Read more »

Teachers, stop underrating yourselves

Teaching in the world’s most important profession. Bar none. Teachers are more important than doctors, who tend to our physical health. Teachers tend to our whole person–things academic, ethical, emotional and more. Most important, how well they do doesn’t just impact the individual student. It affects everyone around the students–parents, relatives, friends, acquaintances, even strangers. Not... Read more »

DeVos confirmed as Ed. Sec.; a win for public school kids

As expected, the Senate today confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education by the slimiest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. Democrats conducted a historic campaign against DeVos, so they’ll be whining about how they lost. But the reality is that America’s public school kids have won, who now will have a... Read more »

Tribune editorial, teachers unions and Civic Committee head weigh in on...Dennis Byrne

Dennis Byrne Yes, I too was surprised. It stems from a Tribune column in which I reported a legal opinion that the Illinois public employee pension benefits might not be as secure as commonly thought. The opinion, written by the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, argues that the state constitution does not guarantee that the... Read more »