Teacher Union Officials Foster Selfishness and Mediocrity

Steven Greenhut comments on how teacher union officials foster mediocrity and lockstep compensation for all teachers on reason.com.  Teacher union officials believe this will keep every teacher a member as union officials pretend to “fight” for a decent salary for their members and force nonmembers to pay for the privilege.

If you’re looking for a stellar example of teachers’ unions ongoing commitment to mediocrity or worse, then you need only look at their reaction to now-defeated California GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox’s idea last month of paying top-notch teachers much higher salaries—perhaps even rivaling those earned by ballplayers and rock stars.

The unions, of course, pan the idea. One union official told The Sacramento Bee that “education should not be a competitive endeavor.”