|Education in the News|
From the San Diego Free Press:
5 Biggest Lies About America’s Public Schools – Debunked
“Just weeks into the 2012-2013 school year education issues are already playing a starring role in the national conversation about America’s future. Because it’s an election year, the presidential candidates have been busy pretending there are many substantial distinctions between them on education policy (actually, the differences are arguably minimal). Meanwhile, the striking Chicago Teachers Union helped thrust teachers unions into the national spotlight, with union-buster Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanuel reminding us that, these days, Republicans and Democrats frequently converge on both education policy and labor-unfriendliness….”
From the Pasadena Star News:
Suddenly everyone’s pro-union on refs. So union workers do a good job, but only for football, and not for education or public safety?
“I’m talking about the hoopla over the “replacement referees” working National Football League games. After a botched call that tipped the outcome of a Monday Night Football game to the
Seattle Seahawks, some 70,000 fans left angry messages on the voice mail of Roger Goodell, who heads the NFL.
“The story went viral, showing up on numerous newspaper front pages – not just sports pages – and blowing up Twitter and other social media sites.
“Even Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the scabs hired by the NFL were not working out and that the regular refs should be returned.
“I’d sure like to see some experienced referees with NFL experience come back,” Romney said. President Obama also agreed with that sentiment…”