Off with their heads – everywhere!

The political backlash that I have been talking about is starting to happen everywhere. It is time to increase the pressure, and expand the front.

Central Falls to fire every high school teacher

CENTRAL FALLS –– The teachers didn’t blink.

Under threat of losing their jobs if they didn’t go along with extra work for not a lot of extra pay, the Central Falls Teachers’ Union refused Friday morning to accept a reform plan for one of the worst-performing high schools in the state.

The superintendent didn’t blink either.

After learning of the union’s position, School Supt. Frances Gallo notified the state that she was switching to an alternative she was hoping to avoid: firing the entire staff at Central Falls High School. In total, about 100 teachers, administrators and assistants will lose their jobs.

Gallo blamed the union’s “callous disregard” for the situation, saying union leaders “knew full well what would happen” if they rejected the six conditions Gallo said were crucial to improving the school. The conditions are adding 25 minutes to the school day, providing tutoring on a rotating schedule before and after school, eating lunch with students once a week, submitting to more rigorous evaluations, attending weekly after-school planning sessions with other teachers and participating in two weeks of training in the summer.

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Re-Open every contract, cut pension and perks and add value for the student. If they balk, fire them, and re-hire the 1000s of people interested in actually teaching our children.

It is also time to start ridiculing every Republican Politician afraid of taking on the teacher’s unions.