Here’s what we have to look forward to in education if we let Obama and the Democrats have their way. Unless you expect them to stand up to the teacher’s union and point out how miserable a job they’ve done with all the rest of the money we’ve funneled their way.

The reality, of course, is that there are proven steps we could take that have worked again and again whenever they’ve been implemented: merit-based pay, school choice, school vouchers, charter schools…all of which are opposed by the teachers unions (and therefor their political representatives) because they are oriented for the students, and introduce an element of competition for the teachers. There are many effective ways we could organize education, but the system needs to be structured around the students, not the teachers, and I don’t think any system has been proven so effective that competition hasn’t eventually led to a better method.