Jesus, Marychain, and Joseph
And he’s right, right?
We don’t need no education! We don’t need no stinkin’ teachers! What have they done for me lately? Those rat bastards are doing exactly jack and squat to educate our youth! Our childrens isn’t learning! Just send everyone to Catholic School and teach them about The Lord and stuff:
With the entire nation watching, Wisconsinites are now debating whether the state’s public school teachers ought to be required to pay 5.8 percent of their wages to support their own retirement plans and 12.6 percent of their own health-insurance premiums, and also whether their union ought to be able to negotiate a pay increase on their behalf that exceeds the rate of inflation without letting voters approve or disapprove that raise in a referendum.
What Wisconsin ought to be debating is whether these public school teachers should keep their jobs at all.
Then every state ought to follow Wisconsin in the same debate.
It is time to drive public schools out of business by driving them into an open marketplace where they must directly compete with schools not run by the government or staffed by members of parasitic public employees’ unions.
The well-documented incompetence of America’s public schools — including Wisconsin’s — is damaging our nation. Their educational product is simply not good enough for our children. In some cases, it is toxic.
According to data collected and published by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Wisconsin’s public schools have been consuming more and more tax dollars over the years while doing a consistently miserable job educating children in the basics of reading and math.
As bad as they are, Wisconsin’s tests scores are slightly better than the national average for public-school students.
In 1998, American public school eighth-graders averaged 261 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test. In 2009, they averaged 262 out of 500. In 1996, they averaged 271 out of 500 on the NAEP math test. In 2009, they averaged 282.
In 2009, only 30 percent of American public school eighth-graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading. Only 32 percent earned a rating of “proficient” or better in math.
This ignorance did not come cheap. Nationwide, according to the NCES, public schools spent $10,297 per pupil in fiscal 2008.
Does anybody do better with less money? Yes.
In 2009, the eighth-graders in Catholic schools averaged 281 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test — 19 points higher than the average American public school eighth-grader and 15 points higher than the average eighth-grader in a Wisconsin public schools. On the math test, eighth-graders in Catholic schools averaged 297 out of 500, compared to an average of 282 for eighth-graders in public schools nationwide and 288 for public school eighth-graders in Wisconsin.
In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as noted on the archdiocese’s website, Catholic elementary school tuitions range from $900 per child at St. Adalberts in Milwaukee to the $5,105 for a non-parishioner child at St. Alphonsus in Greenhdale.
In addition to being less expensive and better than public schools at teaching math and reading, Catholic schools — like any private schools — can also teach students that there is a God, that the Ten Commandments are true and must be followed, that the Founding Fathers believed in both and that, ultimately, American freedom depends on fidelity to our Judeo-Christian heritage even more than it depends on proficiency in reading and math.
Jesus F. Croutons.
The mind, she bottles.
Looky here: The debate is NOT about whether to teachers should be required to take a pay cut. The union already agreed to that! let me repeat. THE UNION. ALREADY. AGREED. TO. DARTH WALKER’S. CUTS.
This is about union-busting. This is about pitting the private and public sectors against one another. Wisconsinites are holding out for one thing and one thing only – collective bargaining rights. For you assmonkeys out there whining about Johnny Schoolteacher makes this and why don’t I make what Jane Transitworker does, you should fucking ORGANIZE AND FIND A WAY TO GET WHAT JOHN AND JANE HAVE. Why is “race to the bottom” the default Teabilly position? Why are they trying to make us all as stupid as they are?
These free market fuckers are really starting to piss me off with their Galtian logic and idiocracization. How the hell are poor and middle-class folks supposed to afford to send their kids to private school?
Oh yeah, Fuck Them.
I swear to Bieber, I’m about to start setting small fires.
Is this the real life?!
How did I get in this nutshell?!
[via Media Matters]
[cross-posted here at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]