$300,000 For a YUGO?
How many of you would be willing to pay $300,000 for the worst car ever made, the infamous Yugo? That seems to be what the teachers's union across the nation are striking about, and what they expect of you.
In a K-12 system that turns out 50 percent illiterate students the teachers, none the less, want you to shell out more money to pay them for their inferior product.
All the teachers' fault? No, but they get their share of the blame. In a sense they are bribing the parents. And the parents are susceptible to forking out more dough cause they too aren't doing their part to help their kids succeed. PTA meetings are ghostly and far too many parents aren't grown up enough themselves to impose responsibility on their children.
Watched Elizabeth Warren show up at the Chicago teacher's demonstration this morning. That's not surprising since Liz and her Democratic ilk have been supporting a failing public school system for half a century. They love those union votes!
The average teacher in Chicago starts out at a salary of roughly $60 grand for nine months work, then see their salaries soar to $108,000 a year as their tenure protected jobs become more profitable.
Here in Arizona our private, public and religious charter schools are giving the failing public school system hissy fits. Absent on line instruction and the abandonment of brick and mortar, the charter schools seem to come closest to a free market efficiency.
Beats the hell out of me why Americans shell out Rolls Royce prices for damned three cylinder Yugos with the fenders falling off.
Sad. Damned Sad.