Katherine Mangu-Ward on Democrats, Republicans, and Firing Teachers


Romney classroom

If you've been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, you may have heard that Mitt Romney likes to fire people. About a million times.

The full Romney quote, from a January speech, is "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone doesn't give me the good service I need, I want to say, 'I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.'" He was talking about health insurance, but he could just as well have been talking about education.

But when it comes to firing teachers, asks Reason Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward, how much daylight is there between the two parties?