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The Blob That Ate Children

Kodiak5 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 4:37 PM
I beg to differ -- they're doing all they can to promote the idea that there's no such thing as being exceptional, or, rather, that everyone is already exceptional in his or her own way. . . so there's no need to work hard to get ahead.
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...