March 24, 2006

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Don -

Good luck on Monday!

School choice within public schools is a bit like having one brand of cars - Yugos - and having a choice of Yugo dealerships among which to purchase your Yugo and/or have it serviced. Some Yugo dealers will be better than others, but the underlying product will still be inferior.

That said, I guess we have to start somewhere, particularly in this teacher-union dominated province known as Rhode Island.

To be competitive in this global economy American children will require a world-class education. This will never occur in "public schools" so long as the NEA / AFT are allowed to darken the premises. Their industrial-model of protecting incompetent and unmotivated workers, uniform pay (other than for seniority) and perpetuation of the mediocrity that comes with unionized workplaces makes the teachers unions the most regressive and economically harmful forces in the United States today.

Competition afforded by "private" schools - and access to their services by ALL parents - will shrink the unionized "public schools" into either vast improvement or irrelevance - and either of those outcomes would serve our children well.

Posted by: Tom W at March 25, 2006 8:45 PM

Wow this is good. Laffey has the ball rolling!!! keep it moving on the show! WOW THIS IS GREAT!!!

Posted by: JimboJimbo at March 26, 2006 4:52 PM