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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

Thane_of_Duninsane Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:57 PM
The poverty is not so much of material things as it is a poverty of morality, of being taught what is "the right thing to do" and there being effective consequences for NOT doing the right thing. We cannot bemoan the fact that 70% of African-American births are out of wedlock when we subsidize the consequences of the act. If one sees a bleak outlook for being careless or downright neglectful, perhaps he/she will think twice before doing it.
It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor.

Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents?

The answer, of course, is neither side.

Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city.

No one solely represents the interests of the kids.

It’s not to say that...