Education

Pension woes backdrop to Chicago teachers’ strike

By John Biver

Here’s an excerpt from Steve Malanga’s Manhattan Institute look at what can only be called theft. The teachers were over-promised over-priced pensions taxpayers cannot afford and should never pay: Chicago Teachers Union representatives said…

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Putting the Punch in Parent Power

By John Biver

And again, speaking of the Chicago teachers’ strike…this is also from the NCPA: Parents are beginning to step outside their traditional role in school affairs and are actively promoting reforms to education, say Frederick…

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Could School Choice Erase the Income Gap?

By John Biver

Speaking of the Chicago teachers’ strike…from NCPA: It’s puzzling that one of the best remedies for economic inequality, allowing low-income parents to choose the elementary and secondary schools that their children attend, is often…

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25,000 Chicago Teachers Walk Off the Job

By John Biver

The decades old problem of the public schools isn’t going to be solved until we outlaw public sector unions and restore liberty in education by instituting 100% school choice so parents are empowered and…

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Video: I want to be a crony

By John Biver

CronyChronicles.org states: “The path to success in America used to be the private sector, but what are our children learning today?” Here’s their first answer to the question: “When I grow up I want…

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Money Down a Rathole: College, Healthcare, Housing

By John Biver

This author should’ve included the money being poured down the rathole for K-12 education too… From Family Security Matters: Households are dumping trillions in hard-earned income down ratholes with marginal returns: costly higher education,…

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Back to School: Parents Take Notice!

By John Biver

An excellent post from IFI’s David Smith: Parents, grandparents, and concerned taxpayers take notice! As your children start off a new school year, take time to get to know what’s going on in your…

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The End of Teachers’ Unions

By John Biver

From NCPA: All of the problems of the American public education system can be classified into two broad groupings. First, it has a performance problem. As a result, American students are repeatedly outclassed by…

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