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.