As the movement to eliminate tenure takes hold, it’s worth asking advocates for dismissal of incompetent teachers whether they think that teachers are the only underperforming public-sector workers. Do they also favor more dismissals of subpar police officers and firefighters?
No, dumbass, I really WANT incompetent cops and firefighters on the job; what's a few extra crooks running loose or innocents in prison or buildings burned down and people dead compared to keeping the clowns employed?
Evaluating job performance objectively and assessing accountability for results driven by many factors beyond the individual teacher’s control are genuinely difficult. As a public school parent, I favor getting rid of incompetent teachers. But until we are ready to define and consistently apply fair standards for individual accountability for all kinds of public-sector outcomes, teachers will have some reason to feel they are being singled out for political purposes.
Hey, clown, we WANT incompetent teachers AND cops AND public employees out of that job; they should not be there if they can't do the job properly and well. And whether you want to admit it or not, it's quite possible to define fair standards for all those groups; in the case of teachers it's been primarily the unions and 'education' bureaucrats keeping it from happening.