Good News for Students: Teacher Unions Dwindling

We commonly say that teacher unions are for the teachers and not for students, but that’s not completely true. When union rules assign raises and other promotions solely on the basis of seniority and never on the basis of performance, then the unions are for time-serving incompetent teacher and not for young superior teachers. That means that there are reasons that some teachers would be opposed to teacher unions. Thus, EAG News reports, “TEACHER: Unions losing fight against members, parents, Read more […]

Why Would Anyone Think the Constitution Allows Parents to Choose a School for Their Children?

When the government dictates to parents the school for their children, that’s totally okay with our wise judges. It is a horrible story but I had to laugh at the headline at the Wall Street Journal blog: “No Guarantee of Public School Choice in Constitution, Appeals Court Rules.” How funny! These judges can find homosexual marriage in the Constitution. They can find authorization for a Federal Department of Education in the Constitutions! But they can’t find anything that allows parents Read more […]

The Hypocritical Education President

Barack Obama plays the education president by extolling school for children but fights school choice and uses private school. Here is how President Barack Obama’s weekly address began on Saturday (including the introductory explanation): In this week’s address, the President reiterated his commitment to expanding access to education, and to spreading the joy of reading to more children and young adults.  Earlier this week the President announced two new efforts that, building on the progress Read more […]