“Why bad teachers survive”

A chart from the Chicago Tribune editorial opinion section on the stages needed to remove an inadequate Chicago educator.

Meanwhile, some Andrew Sullivan readers point out that contrasts between the public and private sectors can be overdone, since it can be legally troublesome for private managers, too, to fire poorly performing workers. I wrote a whole book tackling related themes some years back.


  • The link to the chart did not work for me.

  • Fixed now, thanks.

  • The New York TIMES had a similar mare’s nest for getting rid of a poor teacher in New York a few years back.