Read an article in the WSJ a while back and have meant to post a link for it.
$6,300 – national average for what is spent per child in the American education system
$14,300 – spent per child in the Washington D.C. education system
8% – percentage of eighth graders performing at their grade level in math in Washington D.C. in 2007
How in the world can we, as the greatest civilized Nation on earth be spending over $6,000 per child in the public education system and still have such horrendous results?
If you control something, you’re responsible for it. Undeniably, the public school teacher unions have nearly absolute control of the American public education system. They and they alone are responsible for the downfall of our international dominance in the field of primary and secondary education.
It’s good to see there are still leaders out there in this Country, who find America’s children worth saving and are willing to take on these corrosive entities. It’s good to see there are still people who put principle above financial self interest. When school district supervisors makes more money than some state governors we have nearly insurmountable problems.
We need more Michelle Rhees in America. Our children’s futures depend on it.