Education is near and dear to my heart. I deeply believe we need less federal involvement in education and should allow free-market forces to work in education, just like they do in computer technology. As a former private school teacher, a public school remediator, and a homeschool mom I have seen education from all sides. I know that it doesn’t cost $10,000 per year to education a child. I know it for a fact. I also know that continually feeding the education monopoly more and more of our money won’t bring about any meaningful change for students.
Please rent “Waiting for Superman”. It is available for rent at RedBox locations for $1 per day. Here are several interviews.
Please take a some time to watch these two animated videos and read Michelle Malkin’s article. Pass them along.
Michelle Malkin’s article on education is brilliant and to the point. “…a fat-cat union official who rakes in nearly $300,000 a year (plus a $100,000 pension) while his organization’s net assets are more than $117 million in the red… lecturing anyone else about ‘ideology and greed’?” http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2011/03/02/malkin-teachers-unions-101-a-is-for-agitation/
Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of DC Public Schools, has begun an organization called Student’s First. http://www.studentsfirst.org/#
Here is one suggestion Rhee makes to improve our public education system. http://www.studentsfirst.org/blog/entry/michelle-rhees-latest-wall-street-journal-op-ed/
Glenn Beck and American’s for Prosperity explains union numbers and jobs.