This morning’s Chicago Tribune features a lengthy article profiling our “Ten Worst Union-Protected Teachers in America” contest, which the Club for Growth called “brilliant” this morning as well. Here’s an excerpt from the article, which interviews Center for Union Facts executive director Richard Berman:
Buying off bad teachers is part of his effort to improve education, Berman said.
“What I really want to do is jump-start a conversation,” Berman said. “There are lots of kids who can’t read or do math and are well behind in science. … I’ve interviewed teachers who say their colleagues are not competent to teach kids.“
The Center for Union Facts will offer the ten worst union-protected teachers in America $10,000 apiece to leave teaching forever, since it is often too difficult for them to be fired, thanks in large part to teachers unions. Click here to see some previous nominations, and click here to submit yours!