Wednesday, February 08, 2012

GOP Attacking Teachers Again

As in many other states, Tennessee's GOP lawmakers get their thrills thinking up mean things to do to teachers:

Not satisfied with crippling their union and weakening tenure, Republicans running the state House slapped public school teachers again today. This time, Tennessee's big-government conservatives rammed through legislation to yank their certificates to teach if they fail to pay back their student loans.

Rep. Mike Turner, D-Nashville: “It’s like we’re piling on teachers again. We already have a system to collect these fees. They can take them to court and get judgments against them right now. If we take somebody’s license away from them, we put them out of work.”

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