I pay good money to be in a union. I get (in both senses) what we've gained as a union, and I'm glad we have the right to organize in New Jersey.
Our Governor is a political beast, and will eventually be the second banana on the GOP 2012 ticket. In the meantime, he's managed to get our leaders so twisted in Christean logic that our union actually made the following statement in the latest NJEA Reporter:
NJEA's education reform plan will use standardized test scores as a criterion [for teacher evaluations], but recognizes and respects research demonstrating that those scores are not reliable measures of teacher effectiveness.Just what part of "respect" does the NJEA not get? If the research shows that the tests are not reliable measures, the union should flat out refuse to consider them for that.
It doesn't help that this falls under a table labeled "Teacher Evalutation."
Get it right, NJEA, get it right....