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The Education Blob

TX Yankee Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:35 AM
One might ponder how Wisconsin schools will do now that the teachers are opting out of their unions. Just wondering.......
Pat1392 Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 4:10 PM
They do very little for the kid in the classroom. Just watch "WAITING FOR SUPERMAN"
In the Majority Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 3:08 PM
They opted out because the unions can no longer do anything useful. The only thing unions are left with is to request government raise salaries by the inflation rate.
Bear Trax Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 12:01 PM
Strange how many opted out when given the "choice". Could it be that the unions just grabbed the cash and made the dash straight for the local democrat party headquarters?
Since progressives want government to run health care, let's look at what government management did to K-12 education. While most every other service in life has gotten better and cheaper, American education remains stagnant.

Spending has tripled! Why no improvement? Because K-12 education is a virtual government monopoly -- and monopolies don't improve.

In every other sector of the economy, market competition forces providers to improve constantly. It's why most things get better -- often cheaper, too (except when government interferes, as in health care).

Politicians claim that education and health care are different -- too important to leave to market...