Teachers feel their value to society is under attack
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|Thu, 03-03-2011 - 11:25am|
Mayors are threatening mass teacher layoffs, lawmakers in half a dozen states are seeking to set aside tenure and New Jersey Governor went to far as to publicly accused teachers of greed in a recent town-hall-style meeting. In Indiana, the proposed legislation would limit teacher's collective bargaining to pay and benefits and allow principals to set class size, school hours and lay off teachers based in job performance, not years of service. Many of these teachers see the demands to cut collective bargaining as not just attacks on their livelihoods, but on their value to society.
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