Opinion: It doesn’t take Captain Obvious to identify a stacked deck

Barth Keck
Barth Keck

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School. Email Barth here

Bill Gates might be the most notable celebrity wanting to reform education, but he’s certainly not alone.

Campbell Brown, former CNN news anchor, has joined the celebrity reformers by filing a lawsuit in New York to overturn teacher tenure laws.

Considering the publicity these celebrity reformers receive, it seems like the little guys in public schools need their own big name to speak for them.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.


2 responses to “Opinion: It doesn’t take Captain Obvious to identify a stacked deck”

  1. John Hamlin

    The California ruling that held teacher tenure violated the constitutional right of students to a decent education was a good decision and paved the way for many more courts in many states to rule the same way. Since the teachers union has a corrupt bargain with politicians in CT, it’s the only way to get rid of oppressive rules that benefit teachers and disadvantage students. LIFO, tenure rules, and failure to evaluate and train teachers are huge issues — Bill Gates and Campbell Brown may be celebrities but they are right. And the deck IS stacked — against students and in favor of teachers unions.

  2. srb1228

    If teacher unions are the culprits why are States without teacher unions having the same problems in educating their youth or worse?

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