Seriously, I met some people in Teacher's college who should never have graduated from high school let alone into a college curriculum. Yet there they were.
None the less, here's a piece by the fabulously liberal Nick Kristoff buttressing my observations.........
These days, brilliant women become surgeons and investment bankers — and 47 percent of America’s kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers come from the bottom one-third of their college classes (as measured by SAT scores). The figure is from a study by McKinsey & Company, “Closing the Talent Gap.”
Now, being liberal, Kristoff attributes this to low pay for not attracting our best and brightest.
But riddle me this Batman, can you name a white collar professional in the sphere of people you know represented by a union?
One of my observations which I believe has more scientific validity than global warming is this. Unions only protect douchebags, derelicts and ding dongs. They don't do anything for achievers. For those who believe that some star teacher is going to be frozen out of a job because of an intraschool beef with a principal doesn't understand that, like most "professions", when you get fed up with the job, you go find a new one. That's what "professionals" do!
Instead, we throw the handcuff of seniority and pay scales on good teachers and zap them of their mobility. Not exactly qualities of a "profession" if you ask me.