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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 10:19 AM
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If teachers' unions, not poverty, are to blame for failures in American public schools, why is it
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Edited on Mon Dec-13-10 10:20 AM by CTyankee
that some of the BEST student scores are found in countries where the overwhelming percentage of teachers are in unions?

I look at scores in math and science (in particular) in the western European nations such as Scandinavia and Holland and I find much better student outcomes everywhere compared to the U.S.

What I also find is lower rates of poverty and malnutrition, coupled with higher pay/status for teachers and strong teachers' unions supported by parents and the teachers in those countries.

It is enraging to see RW media types get away with this complete distortion of the actual facts...and I am not a union member nor am I a teacher...

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