Here’s today’s WHYY Newsworks post:
Denver, the site of the NEA’s annual meeting last week, is a long way from Trenton but you’d never know it from the sound bites.
During this past year the rhetoric from both the national teacher union leadership and N.J.’s state chapter have grown progressively more rancorous. The bicoastal target of ire is, ostensibly, the practice of linking student test scores to teacher evaluations.
What a difference a few years make. In 2011, former NEA President Dennis Van Roekel eagerly supported Barack Obama’s re-election despite the President’s support for teacher accountability. In fact, NEA was the first labor union to endorse the President for his second term.
Read the rest here.