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The War on Teachers: Why Is the Public Just Watching It Happen?
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Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by The Washington Post
The War on Teachers: Why Is the Public Watching It Happen?
by Mark Naison

All over the nation, teachers are under attack. Politicians of both parties, in every state, have blamed teachers and their unions for the nations low standing on international tests and our nations inability to create the educated labor force our economy needs.

Mass firings of teachers in so-called failing schools have taken place in municipalities throughout the nation and some states have made a public ritual of humiliating teachers. In Los Angeles and New York, teacher ratings based on student standardized test scores said by many to be inaccurate have been published by the press. As a result, great teachers have been labeled as incompetent and some are leaving the profession. A new study showed that teachers job satisfaction has plummeted in recent years.

Big budget films such as Bad Teacher and the documentary Waiting for Superman popularize the idea that public school teachers prevent poor children of color from getting a good education, while corporate funded organizations perpetuate the idea that the only way for children to excel is if their teachers lose their job security and bargaining rights.

Why has this campaign attracted such strong bipartisan support and why has the public failed to speak out loudly against it?

More on an answer of "WHY" at........

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/03/13-10
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