Teachers union ‘desperate,’ resorts to race-baiting while 10,000 apply for vouchers

‘”When parents have more choices, the traditional status quo bureaucracy gets desperate. And desperate people do desperate things,” said Kevin Chavous, Black Alliance for Educational Options board member, in response to a tweet by the Bayou State’s teachers’ union yesterday that read: “Louisiana BAEO supports pro-KKK curriculum via vouchers.” Of course, as Chavous goes on…

High pay + poor performance = rejected contract

Question: What happens Brownsville, PA when the highest paid teachers in the state have some of the poorest performing schools? Answer: The school board flatly rejects the teachers’ union’s new contract proposal. From EAGnews.org: Brownsville Area School Board director Nena Kaminsky recently made headlines when she convinced her colleagues to reject a proposed teachers union contact, and told…

Beware editorial blindness

Sometimes, an editor in Kentucky really misses the message. A great case in point is the recent Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro) article, “ACT score gains encouraging” (subscription). The title of the article is OK; the gains Kentucky recently experienced on ACT college entrance test scores are encouraging. However, Kentucky still has a VERY long way to go,…