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A Message to Teachers Unions: Stop Holding Our Children Hostage

fedupwithidiots Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:58 AM
Industry claims they have to look overseas to find qualified prospective employees. If that is the case, then parents are paying all of the expense of educating American industry's future work force, then I believe that the employers need to contribute more to the cost of educating future workers. They could wield much more force on the teachers than the taxpayer who believes that they and they alone are responsible for the cost of preparing their kids for the future. It seems there is a shared responsibility here. I'm just saying'
45caliber Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:09 PM
The reason the employers cannot find qualified employees here is because our beloved government insists on teaching more than the basics ... such as sex education, sports, and environmentalism. So our children don't learn the basics and therefore can't compete. When the teachers can't do the work they expect the children to do (and many can't pass the tests they give the children) they shouldn't be teaching. Additional money is NOT the problem. Getting money from another source won't do anything to help as long as the kids don't get the correct knowledge and the teachers don't know what they are trying to shove into the students.

The progressive movement has always portrayed itself as one of "choice." They’re pro-choice when it comes to abortion and believe women should have the choice of a wide array of birth control that someone else pays for. Unfortunately, they stop short when it comes to "school choice."

For progressives, there’s a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to our children’s education. Problems are attributed to inadequate funding as opposed to a fundamental flaw in the foundation of our educational system.

The majority of today’s school districts dictate the conditions of education for students and schools, while taxpayers pick up the tab. These...