Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Answer Sheet - Jon Stewart's hysterical defense of teachers

The Answer Sheet - Jon Stewart's hysterical defense of teachers: "Ravitch, author of the best-selling “The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” has emerged as the most prominent voice against the corporate-driven, standardized-test-focused school reform era. Already teachers who have heard the news are planning to go to the studio to cheer her on -- even without tickets.

Stewart was at his best last night, showing clips of commentators and guests on Fox News for:

*Having an easy job -- 'It's a part-time job; they are done at 2:30,' one Fox news guest said.

*Being lazy -- 'Teachers know the kids are going to be in the seats and the taxpayers are just going to be sending in the money no matter how poorly they do. They have no incentive to do a great job.'"