Teachers just want a cushy job with summers off. The truth is that public school teachers work long hours during the school year–arriving in the classroom before students, staying after school for meetings with parents and administrators, and grading papers well into the night. During the summer they take time for professional development—catching up on new education developments and finding ways to improve.
Unions are just trying to protect bad teachers. The truth is that teacher’s union plays a number of roles—advocating for public education funding and manageable class sizes, fostering collaboration and mentorship among teachers, bargaining for professional compensation and workplace conditions, and many more. Teacher’s unions staunchly support due process and will defend teachers against unjust practices by administrators, districts or elected officials, but recognize the need for intervention when individual teachers are falling short.
Kids can get just as good an education online.
Links to stories on the myths surrounding teachers and their unions.