Today's public school systems are in shambles, no doubt. But
it goes deeper than money, or supplies, or staffing levels. Fact
is, most of America's public schools are in total disarray because
teachers' unions have taken over the business of teaching, and
become more like mafia leaders than servants to the schools.
Parents have been painted as intruders. Teachers who simply want to
teach are told to pick up that picket sign and march -- or you know
what. And administrators who refuse to cave to union demands are
put in positions of having to placate the socialist-slash-communist
types who've infiltrated the power halls of U.S. education: an
impossible task, when it must be balanced with parents' rights.
What to do? How to overcome? Are the schools even redeemable any
more? Rebecca Friedrichs spent 28 years in California's public
school systems, trying to enact change from the inside -- and for
that, was vilified. Since, she's started a nonprofit to help fight
for America's students, and she has plenty of words of wisdom for
those who care about the fate of the nation's liberties, as well as
the minds of tomorrow's leaders.
About the Podcast
Bold and blunt: Washington Times online opinion editor Cheryl Chumley brings her no-holds-barred take on the big issues of the day.