I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don't really have the stomach for the fight.
Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests, which means the union bosses' interests, not the members.
Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.
I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers' salaries. It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
Hey, nothing grows to the sky. There will be a successor movement. Right now its nascent.
Theres no particular relationship between spending and educational results. Most education spending is actually on salaries, and thats allocated according to political muscle.
Why can't teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants?
I think good teachers are underpaid.
I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends, but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue.
The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
I've been a financial journalist for 30 years.
I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children.
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