Having never met a single teacher in California who knew a drop of math makes one wonder just how they select their teachers, or why ANYONE would defend this invidious process as this article purports to do. As an anecdote, I know a retired USAF Colonel who did apply to teach math but was turned down, and then a Mexican right off the boat who couldn't even speak English properly was hired to teach English. Several months later the Mexican was chuckling about how they promoted him to a math teacher.
Do they not grasp how VERY expensive it is to hire idiots to do the jobs that more competent employees can do, and the least competent, most unemployable people on the planet are California teachers whose ACT scores are so low that it's surprising they can even fill out an application?:
Education = 20.5 Art = 21.0 Architecture = 21.4 Social Sciences = 21.5 Business = 22.0 Agriculture = 22.1 English = 23.8 Science = 24.0 Math = 24.4 Engineering = 24.5
In Korea (and almost ALL of our global economic competitors) educators are at the TOP of this list, not the BOTTOM.
What do PARENTS and TAX PAYERS want? NOT what the schools are doing: NO teacher in California should score LOWER than 24.4 in math.
Once that dam is cracked, then we can talk about how "most of the conservatives cynically praising Treu's decision" are doing the BEST for our children, NOT our "educators", and WHY two thirds of Californians passed Proposition 209 which the Supreme Court FINALLY "approved" last month.