CNN Uses Massive Education Protest to Push Performance Pay
Thus, the real basis, on this point of view, is the fact that performance pay has not been implemented to kill unions and drive teacher pay down from the 70-80% of is budget that this labour-intensive institution has traditionally paid out in the past. Only when teachers can actually drive up revenue should they be entitled to raises. In a strange kind of way, Perry almost makes you believe for a second that the strike is based on a need to put teachers on straight commission.
Steve Perry is the founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford , Connecticut , where the board has fully implemented school choice, a favoured policy of charter schools and privatization.
George Thompson Reader Response:
George Thompson says:
March 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm
What CNN is doing is common practice. The media has to give the last word to its right-wing think mouthpieces. The Christian Science Monitor, for instance, uses the protest as further justification to consider "innovative: ways of funding, which, of course, is code for privatization via partnership with corporations.
But one fact remains: "The real problem is that the state is broke. No amount of demonstrating will change that fact," says Steven Schier, a political scientist at Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota.
What the demonstrations can do is raise consciousness and perhaps begin to pressure cash-strapped states into thinking innovatingly [sic] about funding higher education.Ă˘€ť
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