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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

Marvin E. Fox Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:50 PM
The Teachers Unions are responsible for teaching mathematics to students, not to the taxpayers. The teachers Unions are putting the students behind 31 other nations; at the same time they are putting 100% of the taxpayers behind the 8 ball. If there was a performance test for teachers, the performance of their students would be raised. If the Teachers Unions truly worked for fair pay for teachers, the taxpayers wouldn't be going broke. It is advisable for taxpayers to fund those schools that are not controlled by the Teachers Unions. Marvin Fox

I understand that we are more than $16 Trillion in debt and unemployment has been above eight percent for 43 straight months, but education reform is a moral imperative that cannot wait:

We have a crisis in our schools. This is not a new revelation, but it needs to be stated regardless, particularly at the start of another academic year and at a time when America is struggling to compete in the very fields — math, science, technology — that are defining the global economy. Consider that U.S. high school students graduate with just a 32 percent proficiency...