Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Biggest, whiniest babies in all of Kansas

Monday, August 11, 2014

Biggest, whiniest babies in all of Kansas

Someone needs to call the Waaaaambulance.

Kansas teachers and the education lobby are in a huff, because they have to live -- sort of -- like the rest of us.

Today, the Kansas National Educators Association announced its intent to sue the state of Kansas for not allowing teaching deadbeats to teach in our public schools forever.

I write, of course, about the legislature's fiendish plan to demolish tenure for public school teachers.

I know that whenever anyone mentions a teacher, the general populace is supposed to weep at their feet for their decades of service. But teaching, like any other profession, is a job. It comes with certain perks -- hello, summer off. And certain, well, not-so-perks. One of those in the public school system is that your boss isn't actually your boss, it's the people. (And some people are just not that bright, for which, I personally believe the public school system bares a whole lot of responsibility). And the people select representatives, who ultimately do some of the work related to "bossing."

Our representatives chose to end tenure for teachers. They did everyone a favor, particularly the students who languish in classes with terrible teachers. Those poor kids are hostages to a system that values a teacher's right to perpetually feed at the public trough over that of a student's right to a quality education.

I don't even have words for the amount of money the public school system has spent over the course of the last several years protecting bad schools and teachers and demanding more money via the court system. 

If I sound angry, it's because I am. Our kids deserve better.

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