Mitt Romney likes to boast that Massachusetts is number 1 in the nation in academics, and he is right. Massachusetts is the highest scoring state on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in math and reading, in fourth and eighth grades.
Now, as we know, Mitt is very anti-union. His educational platform excoriates the bad teachers’ unions, that allegedly protect bad teachers and drive down educational quality.
But, wait a minute! Massachusetts has a completely unionized teaching force. How can this be?
Did anyone ever tell Romney that the highest scoring states in the nation on NAEP–Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey–have strong teachers unions and collective bargaining?
Did anyone tell ALEC, which has model legislation to bust teachers unions?