Education

The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Union

Andrew Roth - September 05th, 2012

 

No Child Left Behind: A Decade of Failure

Andrew Roth - January 06th, 2012

Unions Say Teachers' Ratings Are Confusing

Andrew Roth - October 25th, 2010

The teachers union in New York doesn’t want the state government to release its ratings of its teachers.  From the New York Post:

Parents just won’t understand!

That’s one of the main arguments in a lawsuit the teachers union filed yesterday seeking to block the Department of Education from going public with its ratings of 12,000 teachers.

The United Federation of Teachers’ filing in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday, prompted by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Post in August, argues the data is inaccurate and misleading — but moreover too complicated for parents to grasp.

The DOE was ready to provide the data Wednesday — including names and percentile rankings of teachers on a scale of 0 to 100 — but agreed to hold off until the court hearings are conducted on Nov. 24.

Obama's "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Moment in Education

Andrew Roth - October 01st, 2010

Club board member Ken Blackwell has a new op-ed in today’s Washington Examiner.  Excerpt:

President Jimmy Carter and his wife did find a good public school in Washington to send their daughter to. But now, the Obamas have rejected that option. While his administration shuts the door to excellence for thousands in the District–and nationwide–the President and Mrs. Obama conveniently skip out.

I don’t criticize Barack and Michelle Obama for choosing a safe and effective school for their beloved daughters. The parental choice movement affirms the right of parents to make the best choice for their children.

What I criticize is the "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy that characterizes liberal approaches to education. President Obama and the liberal majorities in both houses of Congress are entirely beholden to the liberal leadership of the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Monitoring Your Kid's Grades? There's An App For That…

Andrew Roth - March 12th, 2010