Our Schools Are Failing United States public schools are performing well below the average in the industrial world. Each year, education spending goes up, and yet education results never improve. Why do we think that continuing to throw money without reforming the system will change anything? Particularly disturbing is that even well into the 21st century, we are still no nearer to closing the racial gap than we were 30 years ago.
Protecting Our Worst Teachers A sensible educational system would work to reward and retain the best teachers, while firing the worst teachers. Big Labor forces us to do it the opposite way. They fight any attempts to reward good teachers, while working to make it almost impossible to fire teachers, even teachers that have been caught molesting and abusing children.
Children As Political Pawns Laws do not allow teachers to use children for partisan political advocacy, but that has not been the case, particularly in Wisconsin. Elementary school children have been forced to take part in anti-Scott Walker activities, even those young enough to not have any real grasp of the actual political issues facing the world. Big Labor has made the classroom much more political than it should be.