A surprise endorsement of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s “Educator Fairness Act” could be gone with the wind.
The Virginia Education Association, the state’s largest public-sector labor union, announced that it supported proposals to evaluate teachers and dismiss “incompetent” instructors.
Apparently, other teacher unions didn’t get the memo.
“The VEA rushed into a compromise with the governor that was unnecessary, and puts teacher’s due-process protections at risk,” Steve Greenburg, president of the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, told Watchdog.org.
Greenburg asserted that the VEA “never consulted with their largest local in the state — the Fairfax Education Association — as they oppose the agreement as well.”