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More attacks on the middle class..more attacks on unions...thoughts?

BOISE, Idaho - A bill that would phase out tenure for new teachers and restrict collective bargaining on their salaries and benefits is on its way to the Idaho governor.

The GOP-backed measure cleared its final hurdle Tuesday in the state Legislature, where it passed the Idaho House on a 48-22 vote. Nine Republicans crossed party lines to oppose the bill.

The state's teachers union, the Idaho Education Association, says it would gut teacher rights. It plans to protest Wednesday.

Supporters say the plan will give more power to Idaho's locally elected school boards in labor relations issues. Opponents say it's a slap in the face to teachers and a mean-spirited move to dismantle their union.

Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has backed the education reforms.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:58 PM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • BuhbyeUnions=BuhbyeBarack
    Sounds wonderful to my ears.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:01 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Those don't sound like education reforms, they sound like labor reforms.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:02 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • they sound like labor reforms.


    Yup, shocker , republicans lied about their intentions...and now the attack on unions and the middle class continue


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:03 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Yes, tenure is SO FREAKING Great. It's beautiful. It's the best thing EVER. It's protecting a local child molester from being fired. Yippee, right! Woohoo for workers rights!

    There's got to be some limits, already.

    I posted the link in my question a couple down from this one.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:06 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • lovin, so we should treat all teachers as the worst? similiar to zero tolerance??


    Tenure was put in place so everytime they want to save a few $$$ they couldnt fire the longest serving teacher

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:08 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Tenure was put in place so everytime they want to save a few $$$ they couldnt fire the longest serving teacher

    _____________________________

    I don't care WHY it was put into place, it's not working. It's encouraging apathy and irresponsibility. Our education system is falling apart- kids aren't learning. And yes, it should be zero tolerance for sex abuse. That shouldn't even be a question.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:21 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I don't care WHY it was put into place, it's not working.


    Says who? are you saying there are more BAD teachers than good?


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:29 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/03/teacher_dismissal.html


    the obama administration says so. tenure is not working.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:40 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • The federal government should continue to provide incentives to states and districts to improve their evaluation practices and should also use incentives to encourage reforms of the tenure and dismissal processes.

    Federal policy should require states and districts receiving Title II funds to have meaningful requirements for awarding tenure. The Obama administration has proposed making formula funding from Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act contingent on states having strong teacher evaluation systems, as part of its 2011 budget request. The administration could go a step further by requiring states receiving Title II funds to have meaningful requirements for awarding tenure and for districts receiving Title II funds to have a rigorous process in place for awarding tenure.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:40 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • the obama administration says so. tenure is not working.


    So now your on board with what Obama says?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:50 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

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