I Won The Lottery Once
As some of you readers know, I graduated from a Charter School. To get into it, you had to enter a lottery. Back in 1995 I won that lottery and was one of 12 students lucky enough to escape my inner city high school.
My old high school has a 75% drop out rate. It's rife with violence, gangs, drugs, you name it. Ever seen that movie "Lean On Me?" That was my high school. The teachers didn't give a fuck. If they bothered to show up, they didn't teach. They were mean, seemed to hate kids and the last thing on their minds was education. They were there to collect a check and get the summer off. All of them.
So I entered a lottery, and I won. I got accepted to a Charter School that was like a different world. Because I won that lottery, I do okay. I'm not dead, or in jail like all my friends are now.
So this article caught my eye today. I would also encourage you to watch films like "Cartel" and "Waiting For Superman."
Its time to admit the Teacher's Union is a big part of the problem, and the last thing they care about is kids- especially inner city kids- bettering themselves. Charter Schools and school of choice can fix about 80% of the problems out there.
But the Union is too powerful.
That's why breaking the Teacher's Unions is so important. I'm not all that anti-union believe it or not - but some unions are bad and some are horrible.
The Teacher's Unions are the worst of the worst. Time to go.
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