Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Only 28% of Americans Have Confidence In Public Schools

In a recent Gallup Poll, it was reported that only 28% of American have confidence in public schools to educate their children.  Since 90% of kids attend public schools, this is horrible.  Clearly, the majority of Americans recognize that our public schools are broken.  And, no wonder when half the kids in our country cannot read or do math at grade level and inner city kids are way below grade level.  This has occurred because woke school board members do not understand their responsibility.  The sole job of a school board member is to represent the interests of students, parents and taxpayers.  Since many school board members are owned lock, stock and barrel by teacher unions, they are compromised and the end result is lousy academic achievement.  

These woke school board members refuse to do what is needed to improvement the quality of education and academic achievement.  While true all over the country, it is truer in Nevada where we live than most other parts of the country as the state ranks 49th in the nation in terms of academic achievement.  What woke school board members don't seem to understand is that they are Management.  Certificated and Classified employees that work in the district are Labor generally represented by Unions.  It is therefore an incredible conflict of interest for school board members to take campaign contributions from teacher or other unions and from vendors and suppliers that do business with the district.  While there does not need to hostility between Management and Labor, there should be a certain tension as each side is supposed to represent different interests.  Clearly, teacher unions do not represent the interests of students, parents and taxpayer and in fact just the opposite it true.  We really saw this during Covid as unions insisted on continued lock downs.  

The reason we don't see improvements in the quality of education and academic achievement is that the reforms necessary would be opposed by teacher unions.  Since most woke school board members and Socialist Fascists are owned by teacher unions, they will not cross their masters.  It is just that simple.  The response to all of this must be School Choice so that poor and middle class parents can get their children out of failing public schools the same as the rich.  Of course, teacher unions vehemently oppose School Choice because they want kids trapped on the plantation so they can continue feeding at the trough.  

The good news is that the majority of Americans now support School Choice as the only way to improve the quality of education in the United States.  The state of Arizona has enacted the first School Choice program where $7,000 follows the kid to the school of the parent's choice whether private, charter, or public schools.  We are facing a national emergency crisis far worse than Climate Change.  Public Schools are focused on woke indoctrination rather than quality education.  It has to stop.  School Choice is the only way to make it stop.  We have to starve the beast in order for woke school board members, administrators and teachers to get the message.  It will not happen any other way.  

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