The Chicago Teachers Union has been on strike for a week or so because they loathed the idea that the city would hold teachers accountable for actually doing their jobs in a manner that showed some measurable level of competance.
If Accountability Is Bad For Teachers…
OK! Shouldn’t we apply this same rejection of accountability and performance to the students as well? If nothing else, doing so would eliminate the performance gap on Chicago’s South Side. No grades; no failures; no problems.
Those who can’t do, teach. Those that can’t even teach, join labor unions so that they can continue to feed off of society until society finally purges itself of their parasitic infection.
It’s not as if, given the nature of the teachers’ complaints, removing grades and report cards from Chicago’s schools would lower the level of education that the students receive. If it would, the teachers would have felt the need to go on strike in the first place.