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The Blob That Ate Children

adrianvance Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 11:25 AM
I got out of teaching chemistry in 1967 because the unions came into LA Schools and kept 12 people on our faculty that committed crimes every time they walked into a classroom. It was just that simple. See The Two Minute Conservative at: http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.
Shortly after I did my first TV special on education, "Stupid in America," hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me. They were angry because I said union rules were a big reason American kids don't learn.

The union is a big reason kids don't like school and learn less. Union contracts limit flexibility, limit promotion of good teachers, waste money and make it hard for principals to fire even terrible teachers.

But I was wrong to imply that the union is the biggest problem. In states with weak unions, K-12 schools stagnate, too.

Education reformers have...