Trust us - it's a "fact"! Except when it isn't and when it isn't.The fact is that female teachers nowadays are not as smart as they used to be. And the fact is that’s why students nowadays are not learning as much as they need to learn in order to succeed.
Because it's so ridden with error, it's the same as rolling dice! Who wouldn't be afraid?This trend is especially meaningful due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike this week. One major issue is union resistance to teacher evaluations and tenure based in part on student achievement. The union opposes this. The research shows why they’re right to be afraid, very afraid.
It’s not about the money. Frederick M. Hess wrote at the Hoover Institution that teachers make more money per hour than architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, statisticians, biological and life scientists, atmospheric and space scientists, registered nurses, physical therapists and others.Too bad the place where he got the data said that using hourly wages to compare teachers to other professions is completely misleading, because teachers work far more than just their contract hours.
But the real issue isn't money: it's that being in a union is demeaning to teachers, which is why smart people won't join. No, I'm not kidding - that's really the argument here:
Teacher unionistas in Wisconsin demonstrated 24/7 in Madison, the Wisconsin state capital, last year, banging on bongo drums, spouting obscenities day and night, and threatening legislators. In the process, they caused millions of dollars in damages to the capital building and in costs for increased law enforcement.If "unionistas" would just stops banging their [OBSCENITY DELETED] bongos, plenty of way smarter people would be lining up for their five-figure jobs!
I can't continue; it's exhausting. What kind of person argues like this?
My parents “allowed” me to go to college only if I agreed to teach. Lured into a journalism career instead, I broke the news to the folks. The next day, they called the shrinks in the guidance center at my college, saying I had lost my mind because I didn’t want to teach and demanding that I be committed to a psychiatric institution on an emergency basis. I am not making this up.No comment.
Heartland Institute Staff.