Friday, May 13, 2011

Teachers unions turning on their own

The Jefferson County Teachers Association spent $203,000 in last November’s election to defeat Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville.

JCTA president Brent McKim claims the group was trying to defeat Clark because the longtime legislator “ignored us.”

If a local teachers union would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to defeat a legislator they had previously supported for many years – and who often sides with them on issues – imagine what they will try and do to lawmakers who support merit pay for teachers, getting rid of School-Based Decision-Making Councils and charter schools.

The JCTA’s efforts failed with Clark. Hopefully, it’s just the beginning of a long losing streak for an entity that tries to suppress every attempt at genuine reform in the Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky’s largest school district.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The teachers unions are a huge stumbling block in the path to real reform in our schools.