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575 Teachers of the Year

The headline proves the case. This article sums up what is wrong with public education, why teachers will continue to be the lowest-scoring students on SAT tests, and why science and math majors and other high-quality teaching prospects will continue to avoid/flee the teaching profession. At Lucia Mar, 575 Teachers of the Year Teachers’ union decides not to pick a single winner this year to protest Schwarzenegger’s merit pay proposal The Teacher of the Year for the Lucia Mar Unified School District cannot be named within the space of this story. “It’s everyone,” said Branden Leach, president of the Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association. All 575 instructors in San Luis Obispo County’s largest school district are winners, he said. “We all help children in our own special way.”

Lisa Snell was the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.