John Stossel on The Public Education "Blob"

House Dem Flickr feedHouse Dem Flickr feedEducation reformers have a name for the resistance they encounter: the education “Blob.” The Blob includes the teachers unions, but also janitors and principals unions, school boards, PTA bureaucrats, local politicians, and so on. They hold power because the government’s monopoly on K-12 education eliminates most competition. Kids are assigned to schools, and a bureaucracy decides who goes where and who learns what. Over time, its tentacles expand and strangle attempts to reform. Since they have no fear of losing their jobs to competitors, writes John Stossel, monopoly bureaucrats can resist innovation for decades.

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  • Professional Target||

    Did we forget a link, or did Stossel mail in an article consisting of less than a hundred words? Or did Reason publish a tweet?

  • phandaal||

  • Professional Target||

    Thank you, phandaal.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Maybe the blob ate the link?!

  • phandaal||

    Yes... pray it's been satiated.

  • phandaal||

    Sated? Damn English.

  • ||

    Alt-alt-text: "That boy sure does speak well for a 13 year old, but pearls are kind of girly."

  • Harvard||


    Or we could try vouchers.

    Better yet, we try vouchers.

  • SKR||

    July 04 2012?

    A little late to the party HnR.

  • phandaal||

    Wow, just noticed that. Maybe this was an accident?

  • SumpTump||

    lol, those bought and paid for politicians crack me up man.


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