Crush Liberalism

Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

The teachers union’s destruction of capital…and education

Here’s the chart from Big Government:

In other words, over the last 40 years, spending per pupil from K-12 has increased 400% in inflation-adjusted dollars…yet educational performance hasn’t even budged!

The money has been going to fund the bloated, wasteful, useless educational bureaucracy (teachers unions and their pet causes), and most certainly not to the kids.  I doubt kids are stupider or that they’re being bombarded with more information to learn that they can’t keep up.  No, our money is being stolen by government at the behest of their NEA allies for stuff like this:

Former Niles Township school superintendent Neil Codell is projected to receive $26,661,604 in retirement checks from the Illinois teacher pension plan.

Whee.

He also gets free health care, term life insurance, and a $500-a-month stipend for an automobile.  (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? – Ed.)

In all, 100 school administrators will split $887,925,790 in pension checks in their retirement years.

The pension fund is only 60% funded — with an unfunded liability — debt — of $30 billion.

Nice work, if you can get it.  By the way, any guesses as to where the $30 billion will come from?  Answer (that you already knew): You and me.

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June 23, 2010 - Posted by | public education, unions

2 Comments »

  1. The money has been going to fund the bloated, wasteful, useless educational bureaucracy

    But Crush, just think of all those catchy little songs the kids are being taught now….. “Obama’s gonna save the world….La la la la la”.

    Seriously, unions have become the ruination of our country. They’ve long outlived their usefulness and they need to GO.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 23, 2010

  2. KG you are absolutely right!
    The Affirmative Action groups and the EEOC and even just the threat of a local tv station investigating a big bad corporation, and that just erases the need for anything else a union can do.
    Whenever any goods or services are provided with a union’s help the price tag has to go up!

    Comment by tnjack | June 23, 2010


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