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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 7 years ago

Are the democrat party and government teachers unions overseeing the demise of our education system?

This is how well government teachers do their job:

-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.”

-9/24/12 http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/… Reading Scores Are the Lowest They've Been in 40 Years"

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The democrat party and government teachers’ unions insist that if they had more money they’d do better, but look at the reality:

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d09/t… In constant (inflation adjusted) 2008 dollars the amount spent per pupil in 1960 was $3,394; in 2007 it was $12,463. Cost per pupil has quadrupled in 40 years, and they still “want more.”

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d09/t… National Center for Education Statistics: Average salaries for full-time teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools: 2007-08

-Government school teachers: $53,230

-Private school teachers: $39,690

Here’s the perfect example which gives the lie to “More money means better educated kids”:

9/17/12 http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-mayor-seek… “With an average salary of $76,000, Chicago teachers are among the highest-paid in the nation...”

They went on strike last summer for more money – and got more. Why? For great performance? Clearly not: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/IL/city/C…In Illinois the Chicago School District ranks 691st out of of 768 cities.

But the democrat party (for obvious reasons) and the teachers’ unions, year in and year out, simply demand, “More money!”

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php… Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012):

-The National Education Association (largest government teachers’ union) gave $43,613,263: 71% went to democrats, 5% to Republicans.

-The American Federation of Teachers (second largest government teachers’ unions) gave $34,698,466: 86% went to democrats, 0% to Republicans.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    US education has become a joke.

  • 7 years ago

    Federal and state laws prohibit unions from giving dues money to any politician of any party. Teachers may chose voluntarily to donate extra money to a PAC run by their union which donates money to political candidates. So saying the NEA "gave" money is incorrect. Any teacher can give money to any PAC, even the Republican ones.

    The average starting salary for a teacher in the USA is $35,000 a year. Most like myself retired making about $55,000 a year after teaching for 30+ years. The average starting salary of an elementary teacher ranks 110th out of the top starting salaries for college graduates. Saying teachers are over paid is incorrect. I saw on average 150 different students a day, about 750 a week. Try it, if you think it is so easy and well paid.

  • 3 years ago

    the concern with public guidance is surprisingly uncomplicated to locate. we are nonetheless coaching young babies interior the comparable variety that we knowledgeable them interior the Fifties, a one-length suits all academic production facility. instructors unions, standardized tests, and binding state standards all make contributions to this situation. the concern with this variety is that it has no longer replaced interior the final sixty years even nevertheless all of us know plenty extra approximately how human beings study and the variations in getting to grasp varieties. I additionally sense that we don't probably know what our substantial purpose of a conventional and secondary guidance is in this united states. Is the point to grant those with the elementary skills had to be an knowledgeable citizen? Is it to coach human beings for guidance on the college point? Is it to furnish human beings the needed skills to be aggressive interior the twenty first century worldwide artwork rigidity?

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