Thursday, August 7, 2008

Public Service Research Foundation

Hat tip to our friend Chris Jenner a fiscally responsible school board member for pointing us to the Public Service Research Foundation website.

The Public Service Research Foundation studies the impact of unionism in government on government.

One of my major bones of contention with the public education system aka the government education system aka the taxpayer paid education system is that it has been hijacked by the teachers unions. The Public Service Research Foundation has a series of studies regarding the impact of teachers unions on education. There is an absolute plethora of information and a must read for all parents and taxpayers.

One of the foundations most recent articles is titled "The PTA, the NEA and Education" another must read for parents considering joining the PTA.

I saw all too well the power of the PTA has over parents and voters during the most recent school board elections in Croydon. When teachers do not like a school board candidate they use the PTA to get parents to vote for candidates who are in the teachers best interests not the parents. I am glad a has third party has research for parents to view for themselves.


Quote of the Day "I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying. " Bob Dole 1996

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