Teachers Union are highly
organizations that ultimately hurt students. It is very clear that our education system has been
by the radical left. And on top of that, our “educators” are not having too much success in the education department.
on the National Assessment of Educational Progress recorded the biggest decline in math in thirty years. It is nearly impossible to fire underperforming teachers due to established rules from the unions. On top of that, unions fight to protect bad teachers from accountability, more often than not.
So how is the New Jersey teachers union going to solve this problem? Well, they are now pushing to eliminate a basic skills test for teachers, according to a statement issued last week, Fox News
New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) believes that abolishing the test will "eliminate unnecessary barriers" to the teaching profession and promote equity.
“Last year, New Jersey eliminated the edTPA, a barrier to becoming a certified teacher. Now it’s time to eliminate another barrier: the basic skills test for teachers,” the statement read.
The National Education Association (NEA) is the leading
of “no-fault” teaching-whatever happens, don’t blame the teacher. This is why it is no surprise that the union could care less about hiring competent teachers.
for the basic skills test are 156 for reading, 150 for math, and 162 for writing. The maximum possible score is 200.
“New Jersey requires that candidates for teacher certification pass a basic skills test, the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing, and Math, or show SAT, ACT, or GRE scores in the top third percentile the year they were taken,” the statement continues.
The union also suggested that the New Jersey education department could have eliminated more requirements for those seeking to be teachers.
“When the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) adopted changes to the administrative code around teacher certification, it missed an opportunity to eliminate this requirement, which created an unnecessary barrier to entering the profession,” the statement added.
NJEA successfully advocated for the educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), which they criticized as expensive, discriminatory, and unnecessary hindrances to overcoming the shortage of teachers in the state.
, NJEA president Sean Spiller said that the number of individuals enrolled in teacher preparation programs has been declining over the last decade and noted that the shortage impacts all grade levels.
"When you combine the frustration that the educators are feeling with the paperwork and the inundation with these other things that are not helpful for teaching, plus your loss in compensation both in direct salary and also the benefits, it's just a bad combination," Spiller said.
The teacher shortage crisis, as well as nearly any problem the unions cry about, is almost entirely self-inflicted. Subsequently, it’s children who are increasingly exploited and suffer from organized labor.
Teachers' unions have always been horrific. They have only worked to prevent accountability as they subvert standards and simultaneously deny parents a significant voice in their children's education.
Ultimately, it is time to defund the unions as they have stood in the way of any improvement in education for far too long.