The kid is probably a mental case. I’ve known kids like her.
What horrible reporting. Atherton is about 400 miles from Santa Monica. The median wage of $200,000 and median home value of $4,000,000 are correct. As someone else said, most rich people do not make most of their money from wages, but from investments or by taking money out of the companies they own. Also, Atherton has a lot of retired people who bought their houses for under $1,000,000 (sometimes way under) in the 1970s and 1980s and these houses are typically paid for.
No need for teacher’s unions. If the administration does not support this teacher, the administrators should be replaced. It is like any relationship between employer and employee. A sensible employer treats his employees fairly if he wants to stay in business. (This only works in education if parents have a choice of schools.)
While this idea does not always work in practice, teacher’s unions are much worse than free competition. Any benefits from having a union are overwhelmed by the union’s ability to keep bad teachers from being fired while also keeping good teachers from being paid more, so over time, talented teachers leave the field, and only the bad ones remain, except in exceptional school districts.[/quote]
All this sounds great, sounds like a dream. But the realist in me wonders if this sort of systematic change could actually work. Also, after taking a look at the school districts with voucher programs, the results weren’t/aren’t so nice.
So, basically, I agree with your ideal, but I wonder how we can possibly get there. Eh, IMO without systematic change, just tearing down a union will just make things worse.
my 2 cents.