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RE: Teachers’ union | Letter

In response to Mr. Michael Hansen’s assessment of teachers and teacher unions.

I am very interested to hear his explanation as to why we (the US) are #24 in Science, #39 in Mathematics, and #24 in Reading when compared to other nations.

Ref: Pew Research Center.

I have had the pleasure and privilege of being taught by some great teachers, and I have witnessed teachers coming into class with a hangover, if not intoxicated. I have had teachers that could not pass the exams they gave their students. The list is long.

Unless the teacher’s union, or our education system as a whole, does not cleanse itself of such poor teachers, we will remain at the bottom, when it comes to education.

George Andreadis

San Juan Island