Education #10

The latest iteration of the nonsense is the labor strife in Chicago. Imagine the highest teacher wages in the country at $75,000/year, about $20,000 higher than the average in the country, with a high school graduation rate of 50%. No wonder there is a desire for teacher performance in the new agreement.

This morning on CNBC the discussion was on the toolbox provided by the teaching profession (sic) to the graduating students for their entry to the work force. What about the empty tool box of the students who don’t graduate? Who will speak for them, the failures of the education system?

Isn’t it time for the parents and the teachers to take control of the education system and eliminate the overheads of the school boards and the teacher unions. I suspect the results would be much better. The time is now.