Monday, April 28, 2008

Public schools and the Union

From Reason TV:

Vikki Reyes has had it with Locke High, the school her daughters attend in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. She walked in on class one day and recalls “the place was just like a zoo!” Students had taken control, while the teacher sat quietly with a book.

Comment: I grew up in a rough part of N.Y.C and I also had the misfortune of having attended a high school that was very much like the one portrayed in this video. I am convinced that the only way to improve our public schools is by creating the market incentives that do not exist now in education. Teachers unions like to talk about how much they care about our kids but the results, as seen in this video, are almost always less than desirable.