Here is why education budget cuts, and teacher unions, are a lose-lose for everyone involved.
- Because of a budget deficit, the crooks at the capitol decides to slash school funding
- At schools, teachers are laid off, and programs are cut — beginning with non-essential classes like Music and PE.
- Now the PE and Music teachers are out of a job. But because of seniority rules and the teachers’ union, they get to keep their jobs
- So regardless of merit or credentials, the last teacher hired, is fired, to make room for the newly available PE and Music teacher
Now I don’t want to make any judgements or sweeping statement about merit or credentials, but give this a thought:
Someone who has taught Music or PE for the last 10 to 20 years will now come in to teach a 3rd grade multiple-subject class?
Here is also something else to think about: Because of school budget cuts, the school day is shorten. That means parents now have the responsibility of caring for those extra hours.
Cut back on work hours? Hire a private tutor? Send your kids to after school programs? Let them roam the streets?
All of those options will cost you, or even worse, society in the end.