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The Blob That Ate Children

ObamaFraud Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 5:50 PM
There was a movie from the 50's with Steve McQueen called The Blob. It was a metaphor for communism at the time. It was red, which was because of the Red Scare in Moscow. And like the Soviet Union did, it just kept getting bigger and bigger as it engulfed everything
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...