To earn points toward certification, Massachusetts teachers can take classes in balloon twisting, tie-dye, making paper snowflakes and folk dancing offered by the state teachers’ union, reports the Boston Herald.
Some of the courses drop any pretense of addressing educational concerns and focus on the union’s real priorities. “MTA’s Lens on Beacon Hill” is led by some of the organization’s legion of lobbyists and discusses strategies for advancing key priorities, like securing retiree cost-of-living increases. In “Grievance Processing,” members “investigate, write up and present grievances.”
Peter Wood has more.
Via Education Gadfly.