SOTU - Education Treachery From Obama

Obama knows that good education can't happen because Democrats are partnered with unions. So, in order to get them to go along with paying good teachers more than bad teachers, is he offering them additional money to use for good teacher bonuses - in effect, a new bribe?

Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let's offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. (Applause.)

And in return, grant schools flexibility: to teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren't helping kids learn. That's a bargain worth making.

Wait a sec - it's all just a gift to the unions - they get more money (they'll still never fire a bad teacher or pay a good one more, let's be realistic), and they get freed from the accountability of tests, which would be used to generate the data you could use to grade teachers - something unions desperately want.