Remember the smoking Nazi guy from “Laugh-In” who used to say,
That was my reaction as I read this article in the Daily Herald yesterday.
It is so typical of Illinois school politics.
The Federal government is trying to bribe states to improve teacher evaluations.
So, states like Illinois are rushing to pass laws that might put them in the Winner’s Circle.
Last week Illinois passed a law to impose tougher evaluations for school teachers and administrators. These standards will evaluate how their students perform.
BUT, parents and taxpayers won’t be able to see the evaluations.
The General Assembly and Governor Pat Quinn have exempted the evaluations from Freedom of Information requests.
And how symptomatic of how powerful the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers are.
Perhaps the Church Lady from “Saturday Night Live” had a more appropriate comment:
“Isn’t that special?”
“Public employees first” ought to be the new slogan for the State of Illinos.
One commenting reader suggested the Bell Curve would look funny with 85% of the teachers being rated “excellent.”