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The Blob That Ate Children

ryoung292 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 10:55 AM
All JOBS in AMERIKA must become UNIONIZED! IF you want to work in AMERIKA you must belong to a UNION! RESISTANCE IS FUTILE YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED . . the REGIME!
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...