Policy

First They Came for the Teachers…

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strength in a union?

From today's New York Times letters page, in response to last week's article about GOP governors pushing for the abolition of teacher tenure (which I blogged here):

As the movement to eliminate tenure takes hold, it's worth asking advocates for dismissal of incompetent teachers whether they think that teachers are the only underperforming public-sector workers. Do they also favor more dismissals of subpar police officers and firefighters?

Short answer: Yep. 

In related news, Transportation Security Administration workers get limited collective bargaining rights!