Michelle Rhee: Education Reform Should Be a Bi-Partisan Issue
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Michelle Rhee to discuss the teacher strike in Chicago, the tug of war within her Democratic Party between school reformers and teachers unions, and why serious education reform should be a goal that both Democrats and Republicans can get behind.
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Striking Chicago Teachers Illuminate Struggle to Reform Education
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss the strike by Chicago public school teachers, the struggle within the Democratic party to reform education, and what this strike means for the parents of the 300,000 kids who are not in school.
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It’s Time To Break The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions
*This post has been updated at the bottom.* From 2010 to 2011, as teachers were being laid off or having their salaries frozen due to strained (or busted) school budgets, NEA Executive Director John Wilson saw his pay increase more than $100,000–to a whopping $492,484.00 in total compensation. NEA’s President, Dennis Van Roekel wasn’t as fortunate. In 2011, he only brought raked in $460,060.00 in | Read More »
Corporate America’s Call for Immigration and Education Reform
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the disappointing GDP numbers, Chipotle’s call for immigration reform and the need for skilled workers to fill America’s jobs. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you | Read More »
Rick Perry Thinks Forward On Affordable Education. Barack Obama Poses For A Photo-Op.
A fully accredited college education for the price of a Honda Civic. College? Don’t pay $50,000 for three years, and then your kid drops out. College? Pay for your child’s education, not four years of party time. Wal-Mart University: Save Money. Learn Better. – Gary North. America has an increasingly bad problem with its University system. It costs too much to attend, and the graduates | Read More »