How do we fix a lack of education? Can we still do so?
When the teachers don’t know how to teach or what to teach – facts indicated by the poor performance of our youth in international testing since unionized teachers took over – it becomes increasingly difficult for their students, in turn, to become intelligent, good teachers when they grow up.
A Baby Boomer teacher with good knowledge and skills is rare. Having been the first generation “taught” by unionized teachers this is not surprising, but it is increasingly disheartening and problematic.
A good GenX teacher is harder to find. A GenY will be nearly impossible. GenZ? Who knows? Z+1? No one will be left with any knowledge to educate them at all.
For the first time in history multiple succeeding generations of children are less-well-educated than their parents.
We are going backwards and half the country thinks this is OK, continuing to vote for Democrats, a party insistent on unionized teachers.
Not because Democrats support better education. Not because Democrats have shown recognition of the poor state of education in America today. Not because Democrats put results before feelings. No – because teachers’ unions give huge amounts of money to the Democrat Party.
This alone demonstrates how ill-educated are those voters.
The unions, of course, want more money. They want not to be measured on merit. They want a free hand in the classroom. They want – well, lots not indicated by their performance.
Basically they want more of the same – more money and less accountability – and tell us things will get better if we give it to them.
Reality check: Doing the same thing and expecting different results is a clinical definition of insanity.
We need to change the way we educate the voters and teachers of the future. Before it’s too late.
There is no other way to fix our country and our government other than better-educating the voters.
We need to treat – and pay – teachers as professionals: merit pay and no unions, for that is how one treats professionals. And teachers arguably are the most important professionals in our country.
But not unionized teachers. And not these teachers.