The NEA Teacher’s Union has nothing to do with the betterment of education or assisting our young people with learning things that will do them some good in life, but to protect the teachers from being fired, being paid what they should be paid (they are paid too much), or improving the quality of what hey do. The reason they are petrified of DeVos is she realizes what I am saying is true. The advantage of Charter Schools is they provide competition to both students and teachers to better themselves where they may avail themselves of a better education.
Since some will never be able to compete in an academic setting there should also be a technical school equivalent to the college prep side that will teach a meaningful skill. Anybody that feeds at a public trough should not expect to belong to a union and the NEA and FEI unions should be disbanded. That will immediately improve the quality of education.
What Thomas Sowell says is that the evil of multiculteralism is that minorities would do much better if the elites would stop tampering with education and culture. The charter school program would provide minorities with a much better chance to prosper outside of what he defines as “the black subculture”.
Randi Weingarten’s ‘Racism’ Rant
Betsy DeVos is inside the head of the teachers union chief.
…..resegregation is on the rise, with more and more of America’s poor black and Latino children in schools where they are the majority. Many of these are failing schools. Yet as she made clear in her speech, Ms. Weingarten and her union will fight to their dying breath to keep these children there rather than give them the opportunity of a better education through a charter public school or a voucher for a private or parochial school.
Ms. Weingarten says the movement to give parents more say over where their kids go to school has its roots in “racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia and homophobia.”
……citizens are beginning to see that the public money the unions increasingly demand is more likely to go into pensions than the classroom. And access to excellent schools increasingly depends on a good zip code.
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