Teacher-bashing, "Won't Back Down"-loving NY Times food critic Frank Bruni thinks we need to study out why there's a teacher shortage across the nation:
I've already covered the main reason for why fewer are becoming teachers here, but let's do it in a serious of embedded tweets as well:"Fewer people are training to be teachers," reports @motokorich. We need to grapple w/ reasons and repercussions, http://t.co/12Ausvx3QQ— Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni) August 9, 2015
@FrankBruni Teacher-basher/Campbell Brown ally Frank Bruni wants to explore reasons why fewer become teachers.— rbe (@perdidostschool) August 9, 2015
@FrankBruni Read your own columns - young people see the disdain elites have for teaching/teachers, say "No thanks..."— rbe (@perdidostschool) August 9, 2015
@FrankBruni It's not rocket science. 10+ years of teacher bashing, ed deforms that scapegoat teachers have borne fruit.— rbe (@perdidostschool) August 9, 2015
Bruni is pals with teacher-bashing Campbell Brown and writes edu-claptrap for a living, so it's not a surprise that he tweeted something inane in response to the article Motiko Rich wrote in the NY Times today about the teacher shortage problem across the nation.
Neither Brown nor Bruni can see (or want to see) that bashing teachers and public schools for all the ills in society, calling for diminished work protections and salary (e.g., based on merit pay) and pushing for reforms that sap the souls of teachers have real world consequences.
Who wants to go into a job where they blame everything bad in the world on you, continually abuse you in the newspapers, try and take away the salary and benefits you have, and impose new, odious and unfair ways to evaluate you?