Friday, January 14, 2011
- Chrsitie Is Going After Tenure
When they said 'go big or go home' they were absolutely talking about Chris Christie. He's going after the jewel in the crown of 20th century organized labor. Tenure - the rule that guarantees permanent employment for every dues paying teacher.
The national teacher's union, the NEA, has already announced that a complete nationwide strike of every teacher in America would not be off the table in defense of tenure. Christie is right of course, and the American public knows it. But most teacher apparently do not. If it isn't overwhelmingly obvious, public school teachers are big on 'taking offense' but not very big on smarts.