Excerpt From: Carolina Partnership For Reform. Written By: Bob Harris.
With Senate reformers pushing their billion dollar, middle class tax cut plan, howls that education will be destroyed are already out. Get a grip. Since reformers took charge, education has increased $1.6 billion a year.
What is good for education is a thriving private sector. That generates money for government, including education. Tax cuts help create the economic growth to fund education.
What is bad for education is a system caring more about itself than the kids. For example, the National Council on Teacher Quality reports North Carolina ranks F for getting bad teachers out of the classroom.
Thank the courts that struck down tenure reform, since tenure helps protect under-performing teachers.
One usually doesn’t hear good things about Washington D.C.’s schools. But Congressional action a decade ago paved the way for a teacher evaluation counting student achievement. Now, highly evaluated teachers get bonuses, poor performers are fired and student achievement is rising.