This is a very funny, very true video on the mass firing of teachers in Rhode Island. Yeah, it's Bill Maher and yeah, he's irreverent and often over the top but this time he is so right. Education begins at home. The only thing he got wrong was that George W. Bush went to Yale -- not Harvard.
I know a lot of my readers are teachers and I'd bet dollars to doughnuts they will agree with Bill. I refused to teach after student teaching at a local high school because no one can teach anyone anything if they don't know how to sit down and listen. And that, my friends, starts at home. And yeah, there are some pretty awful teachers (who the unions protect) but most are okay and some are brilliant.
Let me know what you think.