Tuesday, January 17, 2006

John Stossel Nails It

My wife and I watched 20/20 the other night and libertarian reporter, John Stossel had an excellent broadcast on American public schools entitled, "Stupid in America." (written article here) (click on the link to read the whole article and make sure to view all three video segments-you have to see it to believe it.)

He basically reveals how lack of competition and accountability, as a result of Teacher's Union's are stifling the American education system and robbing students of an education.

The most memorable line from the whole broadcast came from a Florida teacher who succesfully sued to prevent the Florida version of school vouchers. She says:

"To say that competition is going to improve education? It's just not gonna work. You know competition is not for children. It's not for human beings. It's not for public education. It never has been, it never will be." -- YIKES. Can you believe this women actually teaches students?

Other classic scenes were shots from the New York City teacher's union rally at Madison Square Garden. It looked like one of those Tony Robbins, inspirational speaker events, with the union president wearing a headpiece microphone, moving all over the stage, chanting slogans to thunderous applause.

You must read the article link above and watch the video segments as well. This was one of the best 20/20 segments I have scene.


At 8:18 AM, Blogger Lowdogg said...

Great article J-Red. The Florida voucher things has been a hot issue down here.


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