Prevailing public opinion would suggest they should. The government is spending a lot of its media “face time” suggesting that would be the case. But does the fact that Education Minister Jeff Johnson has convinced the public make it so?
A recent op-ed article in the Los Angeles Times would suggest otherwise. The solution to teacher apathy can be found a little closer to home. You see if you want teachers to be engaged, improving and developing across the span of their career, it turns out you have to provide them with better quality LEADERSHIP. Perhaps we should look at firing for incompetence, but as is often the case, that incompetence isn’t on the front line. It is a little closer to home for the Minister and other top line education ‘leaders.’