While many theories have been contemplated about how to raise the bar on the standard of education in this country, one factor appears to be untouched – the quality of the teachers in public schools today. Why the lack of accountability for these professionals entrusted with the future of our country? Tenure seems to be the primary answer. Teachers that achieve tenure are difficult to fire, no matter what offenses they may practice in the classroom.
Teachers Dismissed for Poor Performance
Because public education does not work like the rest of the free market, parents are not able to hold schools accountable for poor teaching by simply moving Johnnie and Betty down the street to another institution. Unfortunately, the public education system is also set up to keep children in failing schools, simply because there is nowhere else for them to go, and principals' hands are tied from holding their own staff to a teaching standard.