"President Barack Obama called for tying teachers' pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools Tuesday, embracing ideas that have provoked hostility from members of teachers unions. . . ."
Obama called for more charter schools (i.e., semi-privatizations which eliminate pensions and tenure), merit and performance based pay, and longer work days and school years.
Of course, the presidents of both the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association applauded the plan . . . because to do otherwise would be to admit they were duped.