A new study of San Diego Schools has found that teachers in poorer schools with more minority students earn less than their counterparts in schools with more affluent students.
What a shocker!!!! Color me so surprised at this finding. Of course that is going to be the case. The attached story also mentions that teachers at more affluent schools tend to be more experienced and better educated. What the story fails to do is fully indict the teachers unions for this problem.
The story alludes to budgeting difficulties for school systems, but the real culprit is the teachers unions who build in incentives for senior teachers to leave their jobs for teaching positions at more affluent schools, leaving assignments at poor or minority schools for their less experienced and lesser trained colleagues. Because the teachers unions insist on strict seniority rights, school boards and principals have no ability to assign teachers based on the needs of the school system and the students.
Again, teachers unions have demonstrated that, despite rhetoric to the contrary, all they are concerned about is power--not the kids.
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