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Worm in the Apple How the Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education

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ISBN-10: 0060096624

ISBN-13: 9780060096625

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Brimelow

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It is no coincidence that the thirty-year decline in U.S. K-12 education and the simultaneous surge in education spending began at the same time the modern teacher unions were created. Today, the National Education Association has nearly three million members. Its agenda is not to provide better teaching in schools; it is to provide more money and benefits for teachers -- and, above all, for itself. In this devastating critique, Peter Brimelow exposes the teacher unions for what they are: a political and economic monopoly that is choking the education system. It is time, Brimelow convincingly argues, to bust the Teacher Trust.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Peter Brimelow, who has two children in public school, is the editor of VDARE.COM, a senior fellow with the Pacific Research Institute, and a columnist for CBS MarketWatch. A financial journalist, he has written extensively about the NEA and the economics of education in Forbes and Fortune. The author of Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster, he has contributed to the Wall Street Journal the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Preface: Introducing the NEA and Some Other Things
The NEA, Representatively Assembled
Something Is Rotten in the American Education Apple
What the Worm Says About the American Education Apple
The National Extortion Association
No Bargain
The Inmates Take Over the Asylum
The Workers' Paradise
Going to Extremes
The Same Old New Unionism
The NEA Is Worried
What Is to Be Done? A Twenty-four-Point Wish List
Epilogue: The (Possible) Shape of Things to Come (Aaargh!)
The States at a Glance
The Good Guys (and Some Others)