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The NEA has endorsed Hillary Clinton, before any primary debate can take place. But public school teachers are using Twitter to voice unhappiness with their leaders. Their complaint? The NEA did not give Bernie Sanders a chance! The largest labor union in the country (three million strong) is in turmoil over its leaders’  failure to […]

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We are lucky–blessed–when we can get paid to do the work we love.  I am privileged to have two education-related jobs, to devote myself to tasks that give long-term satisfaction, and then to receive affirmation from colleagues and kids–like gravy on something already good.  Working with Kindergartners in the school system has been an unexpected […]

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Half of All School District Employees Aren’t Teachers

 

Whenever parents are unhappy with America’s education system, politicians and professionals have one answer. Whether the complaint is dropping test scores, overcrowded classrooms, or the gelatinous sludge passed off as meatloaf, sophisticates promoting the status quo all say the same thing: “Give us more money.”

Every election cycle, the usual suspects beg voters to support new borrowing and/or raise taxes. Campaign signs show frowning kids and concerned teachers, beseeching civic-minded passers-by to dig a little deeper. If elections required truth in advertising, the signs instead might feature palatial school district office buildings and bleachers filled with bureaucrats and overpaid contractors.