How very kind of George Lorenz to write about what I forgot or what I meant to say. What I said was what I meant to say.
Teachers’ unions have fought against testing and evaluating teachers on effectiveness, fought merit pay and fought vouchers, school choice and filed lawsuits to prevent students from going online to take required courses, because the unions represent the employees (not students, not taxpayers).
Teachers’ unions are interested in revenue = dues. They want power, which is why they spend so much trying to elect Democrats. They want more wages and benefits for members. They want to control the workplace. That is what they negotiate for. That is their job. All the advertisements they run about how they are trying to improve education for the kids is just happy talk.
I’m sorry if George finds the facts insulting.
George has mentioned more than once Waupaca tried merit pay but found it was divisive. Perhaps the word he was looking for was “competitive.” Unions hate competition; it’s divisive.
We have all had great teachers and some lousy teachers. Isn’t it about time the great teachers got paid a little more than the bad teachers? Isn’t it time taxpayers and school boards decided how schools are run?
Doesn’t every kid deserve a great teacher?