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Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Words Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 7:40 AM
This is frustrating to parents like me who read all the resumes of people running for the school board, and can see that the best people were not getting elected. A panic e-mail was sent around the day before the election, stating that if the parents didn't vote for this one person (the least qualified person in my opinion), the school was going to have all kinds of problems. It was pathetic, and many parents fell for it, which made me look at some of the parents differently.
Words Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 9:22 AM
Our public school is in the top 3% of the nation. My parents moved several times in a large metropolitan area, and believe me, I know what a bad school looks like. One of the schools I attended had around 50% of the kids not meeting the state standard (which wasn't very high to begin with). My husband's old neighborhood had over 80% not meeting the state standard. Our school has programs for kids with IQs above 125, and above 150. They are doing well, and we are in no hurry to get them into college.
true liberal Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 8:53 AM
The reason you like your school is because there really isn't much to compare it to.

For example. I work with a guy who graduated at 17, from college! He wasn't especially bright but he was homeschooled and he finished all of the curriculum early and went on from there.

The trouble with education in this country starts and ends with unions. They are out-of- touch museum relics, fitting for a day that used rotary presses to distribute the news, but wildly inappropriate for an age that‘s both wired and wireless.

Unions have prevented, and continue to prevent, much-needed reforms in education, public finance and government. They cultivate a sense of entitlement wholly out of order for the times, which call for more self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

Frankly, unions suck.

Really.

They suck the money out of our wallets; they suck productivity out of workers; and suck up all the leavings from the...