Friday, July 19, 2013

EIA: Louisiana has the rare combination of high spending and low unionization rates

I’m not sure if anyone is examining the public education environment there from that angle.... EIA

Interesting nugget from Mike Antonucci, a critic of teacher unions who is seeing the real agenda of ed deform:  $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Lots of it for charters. I always thought that once charters get their mitts on an entire city or state and kill all the unions the true purpose will emerge. Credit to Mike for exposing this trend. And by the way, while Mike says he us unqualified to judge the quality of the schools, the story of failed ed deform is emerging.

Louisiana’s Strange Success Story

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jul• 17•13
The complete overhaul of Louisiana’s public schools after Hurricane Katrina was a matter of controversy then, and still is today. I’m unqualified to offer a worthwhile opinion about the current quality of the state’s schools, but I do know that if you were to hypothetically describe a state with vouchers, a multitude of charters, a mostly decimated pair of teachers’ unions, and a Republican-dominated state government with a governor determined to make a national name for himself on education issues, you wouldn’t expect to hear that there was an explosion of spending, hiring, and compensation hikes. Yet that’s exactly what has happened.

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