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... show more -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.
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