Nix the Union
According to the Sakonnet Times, the Tiverton teachers’ union is softening its demands in the face of fiscal reality. I note, also, that according to an RI Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education table published in the Providence Journal, not a single Tiverton school had sufficient performance or progress to merit commendation after the last school year. (As of this writing, the relevant Web page for the Dept. of Education is not available.)
That educational failure couldn’t have anything to do with the teachers’ collectively working to rule, could it?
What a travesty. Fire them all, I say, and rehire any who are willing to work as professionals rather than as merit-averse unionists. In the meantime, give me at least some of my tax dollars back so I won’t have to continue working myself into an early grave to afford private school.