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  • A “Jobs Program,” not an education system

    Posted by Bruno Behrend on June 25th, 2010 (All posts by )

    Hey everyone,

    I’d like to express my thanks to the “ChicagoBoyz” for allowing me to become a contributor.

    Check out my profile for my Bio if you want. When I’m not not reading or posting to blogs, I’m probably working for education reform at the Heartland Institute or sailing my modest boat out of Monroe Harbor (weather permitting). Like many happily married men, if I’m not working or doing something I really enjoy, I’m doing what my wife tells me to do.

    I just saw this yesterday over at Big Government. Why we allow these education bureaucrats and teacher’s unions to bankrupt an entire civilization is beyond me.

    The U.S. Economy Needs Fewer Public School Jobs, Not More

    I don’t have time this morning to copy and paste the two graphs in this post right now, but I urge all of you to go the linked article, print the two graphs, and carry them around in your wallets and purses. Show them to any dingbat who thinks education spending is “for the children.”


    6 Responses to “A “Jobs Program,” not an education system”

    1. david foster Says:

      Welcome aboard!

      I think the center of the problem is the schools of education. For the most part, these schools train future teachers in ways that are so soul-deadening that they discourage people with independence and spirit from joining the profession. They also are leading promulgators of educational fads, often based on no research or shallow research.

      Of the many irresponsible things done by today’s university administrators, allowing ed schools to continue in their present malign form is surely one of the worst.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      Welcome aboard, Bruno.

    3. Jonathan Says:


    4. onparkstreet Says:


      Ditto the ditto, and the “Welcome aboard”!

      – Madhu

    5. Dan from Madison Says:

      That second graph is crazy! And welcome!

    6. Tatyana Says:

      Those two graphs would be very helpful to NJ Governor in his epic struggle with Teachers’ Union.