Warner Todd Huston at Right Wing News comments on a rather startling event in Rhode Island: a school district superintendant, dissatified with the dismal performance at a particular high school, fired all of the school’s teachers and administrators.
[I]n Central Falls, Rhode Island School Superintendent Frances Gallo has fired an entire high school’s worth of teachers and administrators over a labor dispute.
Central Falls High School is situated in one of the poorest sections of Rhode Island yet the teachers there make between $72 and $78 thousand per year, far above the mean income of the area. The school is also performing dismally.
So, Superintendent Gallo told teachers that they would have to work perhaps twenty-five minutes more per day and help tutor the students. Naturally the un-caring teachers union refused — proving once again that education and the kids are not of interest to a union.
The union wouldn’t budge so Super Gallo just fired them all.
The union will probably prevail and the superintendant will probably be fired, but it’s about time someone stood up to the teachers’ unions and started addressing real issues in our failing education systems — like ineffective teachers.