Teachers Unions

“According to the school ranking website Niche.com, the Central Islip Public School District has a C- rating in academics.”

by Skip June 4, 2017

Reports like this ought to have taxpayers OUTRAGED – and if you don’t live there, you STILL should be putting your School Board AND the local teachers’ union under the microscope and lots and lots of Letters to your local publications.  And get into a position where you can start watching over or developing their […]

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Data Point – how well ARE unionized teachers doing?

by Skip October 29, 2015

From a post that was talking about the Detroit school system NEAP results (at “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student): In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading. I gasped – MASSIVE #FAIL.  I could use that money better by just taking […]

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Our just STELLAR Educational system – only one college student knew who won the Civil War. One??

by Skip November 6, 2014

This is really starting to get wicked bad – one of the most seminal events in our US history and it is clear that these “college” students don’t have the actual history knowledge that was required to be rock solid by the end of elementary school back in my day.  After all, how HARD is […]

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Teachers Unions vs. Students

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2014
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Unions are Special interests whose primary interest if growing the union.  (I think I may have pointed that out recently, here.) How has this affected public Education in America?  Hear what Professor Terry Moe has to say about that. There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student […]

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Charter Schools – Freedom is not limited to just school choice

by Skip April 2, 2014

Betsy’s Page is run by a charter school teacher and in the years I’ve been reading her (an “aggregator” sorta like an extended version of Instapundit, or Weekend Pundit‘s “Thoughts on a Sunday”).  Here is a part of today’s “page” that speaks to that the Freedom to Achieve also means the Responsibility to Work Harder […]

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California Democrats On Track to Pass Public School Pedophile Protection Act

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2013

When you put Democrats in charge, well, what else would you expect? California’s SB 131 would change the stature of limitation for filing sexual predation lawsuits against public School employees (pedophile teachers sexually harassing students) for incidents that happened before 2009 in the state, but suits against private and non-profit schools could still be filed […]

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Mary Stuart Bile, er Guile, er Gile Schooled…

by Susan Olsen May 19, 2013

…by none other than Kate Baker, the extraordinary young woman who is the Executive Director of the Network for Education Opportunity. I swear, for the life of me I do not understand why Dems and Progressives are always ready to throw poor and disadvantaged children under the government school bus.

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This Week On GrokTALK! – the after edition

by Skip April 20, 2013

While creating today’s GrokTALK! podcast, we had Dean Dr. Julianne Cooper from Liberty Harbor Academy and Josh Youseff who ran for the NH State Senate this last cycle on to talk about education. We ended up talking on a number of issues concerning education and during that discussion, I remembered this post from 2009 about […]

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NH State Senator Peggy Gilmour – I demand who should control education dollars

by Susan Olsen April 19, 2013

And that would not be parents – From today’s Concord Patch: ‘Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, had urged her colleagues to overturn a committee recommendation and then pass the repeal bill. In a statement, she said, “The program has no accountability of public money. It allows private, non-profit corporations to determine where public education dollars are […]

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Lying to Parents to have “power” over the child / Student? Head Teacher in Chicago is “all in” on this tactic

by Skip March 27, 2013

Sickening.  And make no mistake, if it is happening there, it is happening in your child’s school too.  Go ahead, watch the video and then ask yourself “Can I really trust my child’s teacher?” After all Karen Lewis is the head of the teachers union in Chicago – this is just a tactic of Chicago […]

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“I despise bullies……wealthy officials who exercise school choice for their own families while denying it to others less financially fortunate”

by Skip March 11, 2013

This column came to my attention from Ann Marie Bannfield who as become one of the most knowledgeable and articulate defenders of the need for Educational Freedom, for local control,  and an ardent foe of lowered educational/academic standards that have swept our country.  Thus, when she emailed out a link to this Op-Ed, I read […]

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How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2013

Prager Universitie’s latest great video is “How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools.” I’m in a hurry so  I’ll just snag some context from Breitbart for now: ” ‘How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools is narrated by Stanford Professor Terry Moe.   Moe explains how the Obama administration’s admissions that the education system is broken contradict their pro-union stance. “Union […]

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Data Point – So, are Americans grooving on Public Education Schools

by Skip June 21, 2012

No, Teachers’ unions, you are not the “be all end all” you might think that you are.  In fact, not even close.  Gallup is saying that the jig is up – and getting worse.  I’m afraid that your claims and rhetoric about the mission of public education, and that your emphasis that the ONLY way […]

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Wisconsin Gold

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2011

In just a few days the unions and democrats gathering in Wisconsin have provided us with a treasure trove. They have bussed in AstroTurf with connections to the White House, backing the big business unions, bearing more Hitler signs in a few miles than since Hilter was alive.

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