Union says parents have no right to know names of best teachers

Union says parents have no right to know names of best teachers

When it comes to the legal question of whether the East Baton Rouge Parish school district had the right to publish the names of teachers who were recently rated “highly effective” under the state’s new evaluation system, our guess is as good as yours.

But the real issue is why the East Baton Rouge Federation of Teachers is protesting the move in the first place.

It’s because teachers unions still want to the public to believe that all teachers are equally effective and should be compensated that way.

It’s a ridiculous argument that the union is pushing to protect its members who aren’t making the grade. Teachers unions have a socialistic approach to compensation – they believe everyone should be on the same negotiated pay scale, regardless of their value to the school district or its students.

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