We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In 1969, a survey by Martin Trow for the Carnegie Commission found that college faculties were fairly evenly split politically, with about three left-of-center faculty to every two right-of-center. By the end of the twentieth century, 30 years later, that had become a five-to-one ratio. This advantage allowed the Left to ensure that virtually all new professorial appointments were leftists. Accordingly, the left-to-right ratio began to rise sharply. It went from five-to-one to about eight-to-one in just five or six years, a startling change in so short a time. It’s now probably something like 15 to 1, and still rising.
When recruiting is focused so heavily on political ideology, you don’t simply wind up with academic scholars who happen to be all politically left: what you really get is political activists, not academic scholars. Scholars are defined by intellectual curiosity, but that’s the last thing you’ll find in political activists.
REMOVE the government from education no matter what level of education you choose.
K through 12 should be funded by vouchers from the state to the parent/student. Quit funding the institution.
University or tech school should be run by the state or private enterprise but should not be funded by student loans. Student loans simply drive up the price and lower the quality of education. Anyone can then financially qualify even if they cannot intellectually qualify. Then comes the default.
I think the single biggest problem in K-12 is the unions. I don't think public employees should have unions.
I also don't think union should have extra-constitutional rights either. The simple fact that they were able to extort those rights from our lawmakers proves that point. They are too powerful and present a clear and present danger to our country.