Mayor Mike Bloomberg is like a knight in shining armor in his fight for teacher accountability. When a teacher fails, the students suffer greatly in the long run.
I may be a layman in terms of educational policy, but I feel the mayor must win in his battle against the UFT. The practice of tenure makes it very difficult to remove an underperforming teacher.
I believe Governor Andrew Cuomo should be more involved in the process and force the UFT into real public school reform. The students deserve more than they are receiving.
As Cuomo said,"current education law is utterly hopeless." Well, ain't that the truth.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village