US charter schools aren’t stuck with the tenure rules that make firing teachers difficult:
“Known as the CREDOstudy, it evaluated student progress on math tests in half the nation’s five thousand charter schools and concluded that 17 percent were superior to a matched traditional public school; 37 percent were worse than the public school; and the remaining 46 percent had academic gains no different from that of a similar public school. The proportion of charters that get amazing results is far smaller than 17 percent.”
Classic Miranda, 2010: “The most valuable information standardised testing can provide is the difference good teaching makes, allowing the lucky child with a good teacher to improve at a greater rate than her contemporaries stuck with duds or mediocrities. This kind of information is, of course, anathema to a union culture hell-bent on preserving a false “see-no-evil” egalitarianism among its membership, where longevity of service is rewarded over excellence, ingenuity is crushed, and children, especially those without involved, competent parents, suffer.
THIS story of an inspirational teacher committed to helping underprivileged boys whose career has been destroyed by political correctness is a travesty - and I have no doubt similar injustices could happen in Australia. British teacher Richard Tremelling was sacked for breaching health and safety policy after he allowed two students to try out a sled on the snowy slopes behind the school in 2009.
Classic Miranda, 2004:”The more we see of Mark Latham the more it seems that underneath some admirable qualities seethes the heart of a hater, consumed with a clotted class envy that will be his downfall. Nowhere is this more clear than in his school funding policy released on Tuesday, with its hit-list of private schools to be punished.
|—||It’s so insulting how every time someone criticizes how much money private schools get from the government compared to public schools, they’re attacked by conservatives for being “jealous” and “envious”. Why the hell shouldn’t they be?, it isn’t fair. Why should the government be paying for billiard tables and marble columns while in public schools children are being poisoned by broken heaters? It’s class warfare, but not against the wealthy.|