War on teachers escalates

Last month’s wholesale firing of 74 teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island exemplified America‘s rising anti-teacher sentiment. Both President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised Superintendent Frances Gallo’s decision, and Newsweek writers Evan Thomas and Pat Wingert called the firings a “notable breakthrough.”

 

This is an excerpt from my commentary in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “War on teachers escalates”.  Please click here to read the entire article.  You can respond or provide feedback by clicking on the comment button below.

 

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 –Christopher Paslay