Mitt Romney made statements against teacher’s unions while on the campaign trail. I want to make some statements clear:
Teacher unions are usuially a good thing. The teacher’s union is used as a governing body so that teachers, as a whole, have a voice at the district level. This allows for teachers to fight for better wages, smaller class sizes, and things that benefit students.
Romney argues that teachers don’t want to test students and that the tenure system makes it impossible to fire teachers. Someone with a business mindset doesn’t see that people learn differently and at different rates. To test all kids with the same test is unfair, and results in the skewed test results we have. Romney needs to talk to teachers, rather than alienating them, to work together to find a better solution to our nation’s education problem.