Are democrat unions the cause of the failure of our government education system?
-12/7/07 Washington Post: “The scores from the 2006 Program for International Student Assessment showed that U.S. 15-year-olds trailed their peers from many industrialized countries. The average science score of U.S. students lagged behind those in 16 of 30 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Paris-based group that represents the world's richest countries. The U.S. students were further behind in math, trailing counterparts in 23 countries.”
-3/9/11 AP: An estimated 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled as "failing" under the nation's No Child Left Behind Act this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday. "We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible, and focused on the schools and students most at risk," Duncan said. [Translation: we'll lower standards…again]
-9/24/12 http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/… Reading Scores Are the Lowest They've Been in 40 Years"
The ideology teachers' unions promote:
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php… Top All-Time [political campaign] Donors, 1989-2012:
-The NEA (teachers’ union) gave $43,613,263: 71% to democrats, 5% to Republicans.
-The AFT (NY’s teachers’ union) gave $34,698,466: 86% to democrats, 0% to Republicans.
- Anonymous7 years agoBest Answer
They and liberals teachers are the ruin of this country. The greedy unions are sucking off the tax payers like leeches.
- mommanukeLv 77 years ago
Funny. When my father was teaching, his fellow teachers were Democrat and Republican just as he was. Funny, but when unions were strong in the 50's and 60's, the economy was booming and middle class incomes were still rising.
Not so funny your complaint that teachers who spend an hour a day with a student should be able to make them care about education and do their homework. Maybe if we had all boarding public schools and the children were taken away from parents who don't care, parents who didn't finish school themselves, parents who use video games and TV as babysitters, we might have more success in our educational systems.
But you go right on blaming the fact that some, and NOT all of teachers are unionized is the only problem we have to deal with. And whatever you do, don't point out the average starting salary of a teacher, which is about $28,000. You get what you pay for, you know.
- tribeca_belleLv 77 years ago
No. For instance, Finnish students consistently score at the top in international tests. Their teachers' unions are very strong.
Educators from all over the world go to Finland to study why their public education system has become so good after it was a dismal mess in the 1960s.
Strong teachers' unions appear to exist in countries where the students do well and the people care about their public education system.
Edit: You should try referring to actual facts rather than false ideology when trying to address a question as important to the country as public education.Source(s): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120425355065601997... http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/134546558.h...
- 7 years ago
Democrats fabricate their own problems so they have something to cry about.
In this case, yes. School unions do not help, they sit on their lazy rears and complain about not enough money, whilest they are gettig 40k a year, *a lot more then a lot of people.* and they aren't teaching kids at the highest level possible... The UK school system is way better then ours, their teachers make less...
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- R TLv 77 years ago
All I know is that scores were higher before the Department of Education took control.Source(s): ///
- GungyLv 67 years ago
@Elmer.......he thinks he has some rhetorical wit, but leaves us --- yaaaawwwnnnn
Ever wonder why most other industrialized nation's kids are kicking the living crap out of ours on testing???? Public sector unions are provided an existence by public sector politicians a "you can still fail" and their job is still protected.
- RounderLv 67 years ago
a very small part
- 7 years ago
And the Death of Hostess, 25k jobs and many other jobs in the process.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Would slavery have existed if the slaves had guns?
- Anonymous7 years ago
Yes, instead of asking for raises they should do their jobs.Source(s): Public schools=failure