Teachers' Unions: Roadblocks to Reform
Have you ever wondered why most public schools keep getting worse, even though we keep investing more money in them to make them better? In1960, America was proud of her teachers and students, who led the world in many disciplines. Today, after a 450 percent increase in spending, our public school system is a national embarrassment that is failing our young people.
Parents are still sending their children to public schools expecting them to receive a good education, but many are dismayed as they see the results of a 13-year trust. Teachers are still teaching, though they have little freedom in the classroom. Superintendents and school administrators are working just as hard, but with their hands tied.
If parents, teachers and administrators all want children to receive a good education, who is spoiling the pot for everyone? Who is controlling teachers, school administrators and even curriculum content? Who is manipulating parents and public officials?
Cassandra Chrones Moore, Ph.D., in THE TEACHERS' UNIONS: L ROADBLOCKS TO REFORM, believes teachers' unions are the main culprit, maintaining at all costs a choke hold on public schools and teachers, many public officials, and the education process itself. They consistently oppose reforms such as charter schools and vouchers that would be beneficial, and give more freedom, to parents, students, teachers and administrators-unless the union can somehow maintain control.
Dr. Moore exposes the real agenda of teachers' unions through their own published agenda, tactics, use of funds, and political power over public officials. In essence, she proves that teacher unions are not for education, but for control. It is time for America to open its eyes and see what teachers' unions have done to our children and education system. Dr. Moore's article will help you understand how this tragedy has occurred and continues to be propagated.