Every presidential candidate should to have a position paper on how best to reform public education. These views will have a huge impact on how the candidates are seen by the voters. But even with very good ideas for reform, the future president must still depend on teachers in the classroom. Unfortunately, most teachers pay dues to a union whose policies are fundamentally opposed to what parents and the public want children to learn. There can be no positive change in America’s public schools as long as teachers unions have the power to collect mandatory dues from the leaders.
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