NEXT HEADLINES I EXPECT TO SEE
“Sept. 11 terrorist attack due in part to teacher tenure.”
“Teacher tenure linked to the rise of autism.”
“New study shows that teacher tenure contributes to the inability of Congressmen to get along.”
“Rise in childhood obesity linked to teacher tenure.”
“New study shows teacher tenure is responsible for unrest in the Ukraine.”
Isn’t it amazing how removing teacher tenure has become such an obsession with certain people ? Ask yourself, who are these people ? Do the people who attack teacher tenure really believe that it is protecting hundreds of incompetent teachers ? Could there be another reason they are so opposed to it ? I imagine if there was some way of checking, we would discover the real reasons why certain people are objecting to teacher tenure.
Teacher tenure has been around for many years. Why so many vicious attacks lately ? Why do these attacks coincide with the recent campaigns to destroy unions in this country ? Why has it coincided with the obsessions of millionaires who want to see corporate tax levels reduced or done away with ? Where were these attacks years ago ? Teacher tenure wasn’t attacked 20 years ago.
I don’t believe for a minute that the forces attacking the concept of teacher tenure are doing so because of their concern about incompetent teachers. They would have you believe that their only concern is to see that every child has a superior teacher. I know what these people are after, and it has nothing to do with their humanitarian concerns for the welfare of our children.