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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

CURMUDGUCATION: This Is Not An Anti-Teacher Gotcha Moment

CURMUDGUCATION: This Is Not An Anti-Teacher Gotcha Moment
This Is Not An Anti-Teacher Gotcha Moment

So I posted this on Twitter, and drew the response pictured here

There's a special group of folks among those who hate teacher unions and the teachers who belong to them. You'll remember these folks from back in the days when we were going to use test-based teacher ratings to fire our way to greatness. Their story of the US public education system is something like this--

The whole system is a sham, a massive con perpetrated by the teachers union, in which they get a whole bunch of people who don't want to teach, don't even want to work, but just want to sit lazily in a comfy sinecure for which privilege they pay a kickback to the union, which is only interested in public education as its big fat fund raiser.

You won't find these people writing in any mainstream outlets, but you sure can meet them on Twitter. And as the battle over re-opening school buildings heats up, they are pointing their fingers with great fervor, because they are sure this is a gotcha moment. "Look!" they want to holler. "See? I told you! Teachers do not actually want to work. This (probably fake) pandemic gave them an excuse to sit at home and get paid for doing nothing, and they don't want it to end! I told you and told you--they're a bunch of lazy slobs attached to the public taxpayer teat. This proves it!!" And CONTINUE READING: CURMUDGUCATION: This Is Not An Anti-Teacher Gotcha Moment