September 11, 2012 2 Comments
Too big not to fail
We have heard of too big to fail. There is one entity that we have in this nation that is so big it must fail. As an institution it is a failure. The only hope many people have is for this institution to fail and be replaced.
What is this institution that has done so much damage and must be replaced?
It is the public education system.
If you have any doubt about it, look what is happening in Chicago.
Chicago teachers are striking. They are demanding a 20% pay raise this year alone. Chicago teachers are already the highest paid in the nation, with salaries of over $76,000 a year before benefits!
What’s wrong with the Chicago schools?
They have a 40% dropout rate.
That is right, almost one out of every two students drops out!
With that kind of failure rate, these teachers should not be demanding a raise. They should be damn grateful to have a job.
The educational bureaucracy in America is massive, bloated and out of control.
It is time for it to go.
America’s test scores continue to drop. We used to be the best in the world in math and science. Now, some third world countries are doing as well as we are. For two generations, we have heard the mantra; more pay and smaller classes will solve all of the world’s issues.
We’ve tried that for forty years. What has the result been? Test scores continue to drop. Dropout rates continue to rise. When Johnny graduates, he is lucky if he can read his diploma.
We need change.
We need to cast the public education system into the ash heap of history and start all over.
How do we do that?
Vouchers and independent schools.
We need to turn our education departments into accreditation departments and not providers of education. After all, they have already failed at that mission.
Let’s create news schools, owned by both profit and non-profit corporations. Let’s give every child in the state a voucher for the cost of the current public education and they can take that any where within their city or county to get an education.
Public education is socialism at its finest. How do socialists allocate resources? By the direction of the government instead of the free market and it is rationed. That is why certain zip codes have the best schools. That is why if you want to get your kid into a preferential school in some areas you have to camp out in front of the board of education for a couple of nights to be first in line. Instead of letting these issues be resolved by the free market, government plans and the plans fail.
The free market system will allow every parent the opportunity to get their child into a good school. Bad schools will be almost non-existent because bad schools will fail. If a school is so bad no parent wants to put their child in that school, it will go out of business.
We have run public education the way the socialists want us to for seventy years or longer. How many times does education have to fail before we realize government control of education is the problem?
We can either give in to the union thugs who are trying to run education or we can put them out of business and give kids a good education.
Let’s tear this broken system down!
- Polling Shows Most Americans Think Teachers Unions Have Hurt Public Education Quality (reason.com)
- Every Parent of a K-12 Student Should See This Video ‘The Machine’ (redalexandriava.com)