Liberals' education scam

Jonah Goldberg:
Amidst all of this talk about education this week, there’s an omission that drives me crazy. Yes, yes, the horrid state of American education is an American problem, and to that extent we’re all to blame in some abstract sort of way. But is there another major area of American public policy that is more screwed up and more completely the fault of one ideological side? Which party do the teachers’ unions support overwhelmingly? What is the ideological outlook of the bureaucrats at the Department of Education? Which party claims it “cares” more about education and demagogues any attempt by the other party to reform it? Who has controlled the large inner city school systems for generations? What is the ideological orientation of the ed school racket? Whose preferred teaching methods have been funded and whose have been ridiculed?
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There is much more.

Teacher's unions have made it difficult to manage bad teachers and get rid of them.  Far too much has also been wasted on infrastructure projects.  For schools to succeed, they need teachers who demand the best of students and students who are willing to give their best.  When that happens it is amazing how the test scores improve.

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