Let’s Play Blame the Teacher

California keeps cutting billions of dollars from education. The real problem is the teacher’s union, yeah? So the answer is a simple prescription of multiple doses of multiple choice tests.  The rationale of these tests takes me back a few decades to the Cold War when proponents of the free market used to ridicule Soviet planning techniques. These same people sometimes referred to a cartoon from the Soviet humor magazine Krokodil showing a nail factory which had fulfilled its output plan by producing one single nail, the size of the plant.  Screwing up nails is bad; screwing up kids is inexcusable. Blaming the teacher’s union, while refusing to raise sufficient taxes to support the educational system and the educators — that’s easy.

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