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education reform

Great Scott! Florida Teachers Will Be Forced to Earn a Living

March 17, 2011

The last few months haven’t been kind to thug teachers’ unions.  First, Wisconsin stripped their collective bargaining rights over the gold-plated benefits packages public school teachers receive.  Now, Florida Governor Rick Scott plans to sign recently-passed legislation instituting merit pay for public school teachers.  Under the plan, teacher salaries would be tied to student performance [...]

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Obama Looking to Focus on Education

January 15, 2011

Well, after the “shellacking” his party took in the polls nationwide last November, it seems President Obama finally understands what the American people really wanted him to focus on:  the economy education reform! The Republican “Pledge” made no mention of education reform because to the American people it’s all about jobs, cutting spending and our [...]

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Why Quality is a Problem in America’s Schools

March 8, 2010

The free market is a wonderful thing.  Companies that are run effectively usually succeed, and companies that are run haphazardly or inefficiently tend to fail.  The free market weeds out the bad companies (unless of course, the bad company has a labor union or is “too big to fail” and obtains a government bailout – [...]

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The Central Falls Precedent

February 24, 2010

I lived in Rhode Island for about 24 years.  I can say without hesitation that Central Falls is one of the worst square miles one could find outside of Detroit.  One doesn’t drive through it… you find ways to drive around it!  OK, that’s a little exaggeration (nothing in the developed world is nearly as [...]

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