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If you read the article, you would see that MORE money being put into education is not an option. Current levels of funding may be cut.
Do a little research. There are no teacher unions in Texas. Texas teachers also do not have tenure. Contracts must be renewed quite often.
Do some teachers need to leave the profession? Absolutely. I know several.
To compare private school and public school results is the same as comparing apples and oranges. Private school students may not all come from affluence, but evidently education is a priority in that household. Public school students may not have that kind of support at home.
Throwing more money at this problem does not guarantee a good education. It is a proven fact that parochial schools achieve better results with fewer dollars than public schools. I know this first hand to be true.
Public schools are poorly administered and filled with incompetent teachers that can't be fired because of the teacher unions. Until these issues are addressed it's foolish to throw more money at public education.
Texas needs to go to a voucher system to introduce competition into the system, otherwise we will continue down this tired worn out path to mediocrity and failure.
We have a $9 billion reserve that could be used for education but in the governor's words "We don’t have shortfalls in Texas,” Perry told reporters last week. “You prioritize what’s important in this state. We will fund those.”...I guess education,teachers, and students are not a priority....
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards." - Mark Twain