Education Nation

NBC's coverage of the education crisis in America this week has often been painful in its Obama cheerleading and failure to acknowledge the elephant in the room. But during a teacher town hall forum, one young teacher laid it out very clearly.

As a younger teacher, I don't understand tenure. I don't see a need for it. I have a union rep in my school, and when I felt under attack she has been there to protect me, but I don't need tenure for that. I'm going to go in and do a good job, and they'll see that I'm doing a good job, and they'll hire me again. I don't need a piece of paper to tell me that I have to be hired each year.

You can't fix education until you break schools free of the partnership between the Teachers Unions and the Democrats.