‘Puter awoke this morning to this editorial in the Boston Globe. Read it. Now.
The Boston Globe’s editorial board, no bastion of conservative thought, calls out the Massachusetts Teachers Association (read, union) for standing in the way of education reforms that have driven student Advanced Placement exam scores through the roof.
The reforms’ crime? Merit pay for individual teachers who excel, rather than lockstep pay increases for all. Teachers’ unions are concerned that a focus on teacher merit will lead to competition among the members of its bargaining unit. As the Globe correctly notes, the union’s delaying tactics are damaging children.
‘Puter cannot better the Globe’s spot on assessment of the situation, so he concludes with its words: “For now, it would be enough for teachers unions to simply get out of the way and let their most ambitious members and students soar.”