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  •  Say, weren't the teachers in public schools... (2+ / 0-)

    ....America's "golden age" of the 1950s, also members of the teacher's union?

    How is it possible, that the best public education in the history of the United States, was the product of government institutions and organized labor?

    Oopps....sorry, I forgot: cults always deny empirical reality.

    Pull yourself up by your Mittstraps: borrow a few million dollars from your parents!

    by xynz on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 03:29:15 PM PDT

    •  1960's (2+ / 0-)
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      Generally it wasn't until the 1960's that teacher unions won collective bargaining rights.

      •  Oh...right...ok. (1+ / 0-)
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        Panurge

        The launch of Sputnik in 1957 led to a restructuring of the public school curriculum, to place a greater emphasis on science and math.

        This meant that the unionized teachers in government controlled public schools were responsible for laying down the educational foundation of a work force that would create and build a myriad of revolutionary, high-tech industries. Those results are just another example of how governments and unions "fail".

        Pull yourself up by your Mittstraps: borrow a few million dollars from your parents!

        by xynz on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 04:35:25 PM PDT

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