There has been a fair amount of, as edu-blogger Jersey Jazzman puts it, “pearl clutching” over intimations that extolling the heroism of Newtown teachers makes a case for a pro-union profession, and a case against all the teacher bashing going on.
Here’s an eloquent perspective from the Baltimore Sun on the matter.
At the Chalk Face rarely minces words. Inasmuch as I agree with a unionized and well-esteemed teaching profession, I’m on the fence about this one. Can a tragedy such as this frame a discussion about teacher bashing in general?