The Case for Private Education Co-operatives

Death, taxes, and appalling behavior on the part of public teachers’ unions: These are the three dependable certainties of modern American life.



a person holding a sign: Teachers walk the picket line as they strike outside Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., in 2015.


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Teachers walk the picket line as they strike outside Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., in 2015.

One of these things is not like the others, however. Death and taxation tend to receive ample coverage in almost every news outlet across the land. Most newspapers contain a section for obituaries and an article or two each day about how the government has decided to spend the money of its citizens. But it hasn’t (yet) become a custom among the proprietors of newspapers or major networks to set aside a similar daily section for reporting the pernicious activities of the teachers’ unions. This is quite baffling. The abject moral destitution and thuggish intimidation tactics of these education cartels are at least as widespread as

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