AFT Union Chief says bad teachers should find a new profession

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Scooby Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jul 22, 2013
Teachers chief: Bad teachers should find new jobs
PHILIP ELLIOTT 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) Teachers who aren't up to snuff shouldn't be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday.

Randi Weingarten told a gathering of her union's rank-and-file members that they should be more vigilant about their colleagues' abilities and said weak educators who don't make improvements only hurt the profession. The tough warning comes as state education chiefs have been trying to implement tougher standards for those in the classrooms and weed out teachers whose students aren't making progress.

"If someone can't teach, after they've been prepared and supported, they shouldn't be in our profession," Weingarten said to applause from more than 2,000 union members meeting here.

Finally, a union head willing to state an obvious fact.
Bushwhacker

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 22, 2013
WOW, those statements are anti-union.

They are 100% correct but those positions are contrary to everything unions have been preaching for decades.

I know Union teachers who watched Union teachers be fired and simply move to a different district and teach again until they are once again weeded out and then they move to another district etc etc etc...

That is one reason why public schools are failing...
Scooby Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 23, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
WOW, those statements are anti-union.
They are 100% correct but those positions are contrary to everything unions have been preaching for decades.
I know Union teachers who watched Union teachers be fired and simply move to a different district and teach again until they are once again weeded out and then they move to another district etc etc etc...
That is one reason why public schools are failing...
One reason among many. Lack of parental involvement, no student accountability, sub standard educators getting tenure, school boards that harm schools, administrators that were good teachers, but are now lousy administrators, etc.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Jul 23, 2013
Why do you idiots believe anyone who devoted all that time to college & teaching would be a bad teacher, because you're both really dumb ???

Wanna talk bad parents, look no further, than snag.

PS- "One reason among many." Could sure USE a verb.
Scooby Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 23, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Why do you idiots believe anyone who devoted all that time to college & teaching would be a bad teacher, because you're both really dumb ???
Wanna talk bad parents, look no further, than snag.
PS- "One reason among many." Could sure USE a verb.
I went to school with students that went into education. The curriculum was easy, and they still got C's. All that time to college and teaching.......most aren't the best and brightest.
iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#6 Jul 23, 2013
The parents who no trust the tracher and then blog about it and teach child to rebel against authority and then become rethuglican and then repeat by they children because of no abortion are the ones to blame for education bad stuff
Scooby Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 25, 2013
Teachers chief: Bad teachers should find new jobs
PHILIP ELLIOTT 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) Teachers who aren't up to snuff shouldn't be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday.

Randi Weingarten told a gathering of her union's rank-and-file members that they should be more vigilant about their colleagues' abilities and said weak educators who don't make improvements only hurt the profession. The tough warning comes as state education chiefs have been trying to implement tougher standards for those in the classrooms and weed out teachers whose students aren't making progress.

"If someone can't teach, after they've been prepared and supported, they shouldn't be in our profession," Weingarten said to applause from more than 2,000 union members meeting here.

Finally, a union head willing to state an obvious fact.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#9 Jul 25, 2013
Why do you idiots believe anyone who devoted all that time to college & teaching would be a bad teacher, because you're both really dumb ???

Wanna talk bad parents, look no further, than snag.

PS- "One reason among many." Could sure USE a verb.
Scooby Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 26, 2013
Unions take first step in new 12 step program, admitting they have a problem.

Teachers chief: Bad teachers should find new jobs
PHILIP ELLIOTT 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) Teachers who aren't up to snuff shouldn't be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday.

Randi Weingarten told a gathering of her union's rank-and-file members that they should be more vigilant about their colleagues' abilities and said weak educators who don't make improvements only hurt the profession. The tough warning comes as state education chiefs have been trying to implement tougher standards for those in the classrooms and weed out teachers whose students aren't making progress.

"If someone can't teach, after they've been prepared and supported, they shouldn't be in our profession," Weingarten said to applause from more than 2,000 union members meeting here.

Finally, a union head willing to state an obvious fact.
Scooby Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jul 26, 2013
AFT head makes first step on road to recovery, admitting the teachers' union has a problem.

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