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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Earle10 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 7:39 AM
The federal government, and in this case the Dept of Ed, is in the hip pocket of the unions. Getting rid of the un-Constitutional Dept of Ed along with the unions, as you point out, will solve the problem. I was watching Sky News and a UK education "expert" decried the decentralized state and independent school district system of the US as inefficient and unequal and that more needed to be done by the central government to achieve an equal outcome. I guess she was invoking the current social justice/fairness act of dumbing down the population by progressives to make a more unquestioning and manageable herd. Woodrow Wilson and John Dewey would be very proud. Maybe not by the means, sex drugs and leisure, but certainly the outcome.
wmou Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 9:23 AM
Put the feds in total charge and everybody will get equally bad education.

The trouble with education in this country starts and ends with unions. They are out-of- touch museum relics, fitting for a day that used rotary presses to distribute the news, but wildly inappropriate for an age that‘s both wired and wireless.

Unions have prevented, and continue to prevent, much-needed reforms in education, public finance and government. They cultivate a sense of entitlement wholly out of order for the times, which call for more self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

Frankly, unions suck.

Really.

They suck the money out of our wallets; they suck productivity out of workers; and suck up all the leavings from the...