This time, posted in the Politics section. Give it some legs folks, give it some legs.
I keep hearing about this, the new unionism, the new unionism. What the is it? Well, as far as education unionism is concerned, high stakes testing seems to be one of the primary targets of criticism. And we finally have acknowledgement of this very important fact from the CEO of the NEA. By the way, who […]
Might this debacle be proof of two things, one promising and the other not so much? One, labor organizations, teachers’ unions, might be downplaying strict partisanship because their expected allies, Democrats, have not been so good for teachers lately? Two, that many leaders in education are still idiots? I mean, really? Pennsylvania state legislator Rep. […]
This is my opinion. What I might say here could be controversial. Here it goes. As I’ve stated before in another forum, parents are NOT experts in education, as they are not experts in medicine (unless you’re an actual physician, or an educator). You take your child to a doctor to receive treatment. You send […]
The connections between physicians and #educators are writing themselves these days, esp. with the potential to #optout
I postulated over a year ago about the implications for physicians if they were evaluated and scrutinized like teachers. Given that health care reform is a political football right now, with a lot of focus on cost containment, I think physicians are looking at very similar attempts to control their work. Well, especially dealing with […]
On the bounty rule, via HuffPo. Defensive players were given monetary incentives to take key players out of games by brutal hits. To me, the incentives, perhaps $1500, seem pretty nominal consider what players get paid. This was some kind of informal merit pay system and apparently violates the rules of the NFL. I immediately wondered […]