Career Calling

April 18, 2013

More than a Joke

Daily Kos’s Laura Clawson is a great writer on labor issues.  Sometimes, she can also be very funny.  In a recent post, Clawson speculates what it would be like if the Teach for America model were applied to other professional fields.

The real point is, of course, that attacks on teachers are absurd.  Many corporate reformers are looking for ways to break unions and pay teachers less.  To do that, they have to create a boogie man of the “bad teacher.”  Am I claiming there are no bad teachers?  Of course not.  There are unqualified or incompetent people in every field.  The attack on teachers serves a political agenda.  In her funny piece, Clawson call out the absurdity.

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