John Stossel - Charter Schools & Teachers' Unions

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  • Опубликовано: 24 июл 2012
  • From his TV special "Stupid In America" John Stossel reports on the success of charter schools and the effects of the teachers' unions. www.LibertyPen.com

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  • MtnLiner
    MtnLiner День назад

    6:40 I could get fired at the drop of a dime. It’s “at the drop of a hat” or “they dropped a dime on me”. Fire him for mixing his metaphors.

  • Rusty Love
    Rusty Love 7 дней назад

    No job security will screw up every aspect of every life period. Teachers fault my ass !!!!! The info is in the book.

  • Franny Leyden
    Franny Leyden 19 дней назад

    Was so happy to get out of that corrupt union!!

  • TheRisky9
    TheRisky9 21 день назад

    I had a teacher in high school who came to my school. She formally taught in an inner city school, gave that up, came to our school for less money. Her reason? Kids are nicer. We were a small rural public school with a graduating class of 200. But it taught me a little about attitude. In a public school system, if you get no support from the administration, they shrug off problems, you can't even get the supplies you need! Of course you couldn't pay a teacher enough in that environment.

    So the teachers don't care, because they're not supported by the administration. The kids stop caring because they have no structure at school and maybe not even at home. So it becomes a big cess pool of rot.

  • CAL Autarch
    CAL Autarch 25 дней назад

    This jersey fool and his union antics. What a clownshoe piece of shit.

  • Rich
    Rich 26 дней назад

    Parents that truly care about there child enroll them in charter schools ,home schools and private schools.

  • shane hester
    shane hester 26 дней назад

    unions must go.

  • Pelomalo
    Pelomalo 28 дней назад

    My friend teaches kindergarten and is off about 4 1/2 months a year and makes over 150K plus the bennys. I'd take that job in a minute.

  • freethinker4liberty
    freethinker4liberty 29 дней назад

    Are these schools still around or did the Dems get rid of them and indoctrinated the kids yet?

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell907 Месяц назад

    " Except for the party parts " 😉

  • James Spencer
    James Spencer Месяц назад

    Organized crime

  • Cassi Swane Patrick Malimban
    Cassi Swane Patrick Malimban Месяц назад

    $100K/Year is not enough?

  • Andy Knolls
    Andy Knolls Месяц назад

    The union boss from New Jersey looks like he should of played in Goodfellas or Casino. Be careful Mr. Stossel he might make you an offer you can't refuse.

  • doug
    doug Месяц назад

    I stopped calling them schools a long time ago and started calling them indoctrination centers of course the teachers unions especially in California do not want charter schools and regulate them to do exactly what the public school does stop voting Democrat in California you're ruining the state

  • TargetToad
    TargetToad 2 месяца назад

    Charter Schools are the greatest thing of the last 20 years

  • rockit730
    rockit730 2 месяца назад

    If President Trump could only accomplish one thing while in office, I would love to see him eliminate The Department of Education and provide federal money ONLY to public charter schools.

  • 1nf0rmed
    1nf0rmed 2 месяца назад

    What happens to the students who don't get admitted to charter schools?

  • mightyoak11111
    mightyoak11111 2 месяца назад

    Sounds like Charter Schools is the way to go. Why arent there more of them?

  • James O'Connor
    James O'Connor 2 месяца назад

    Pay the teachers commission. Produce or starve. Sales people get paid that way. Good salesmen get paid a lot, poor ones don't.

  • WeDontThink
    WeDontThink 2 месяца назад

    I used to teach. A lot of what Stossel says is true....

  • Robert Coups
    Robert Coups 2 месяца назад

    I graduated high school in 1968. I had good, caring teachers. That was the year the teachers in my state unionized. They were underpaid and needed to organize to improve their standard of living. The main problem with Unions however, is that once an objective has been reached, you can't get rid of them. Now, like many Unions, they just serve to protect the teachers who should probably be in another line of work.

  • Randy L
    Randy L 2 месяца назад

    They makin plenty

  • macc240038
    macc240038 3 месяца назад

    Teachers unions always looking for an excuse as to why the students they are in charge of fail at a higher rate than students at charter schools.

  • Regan Orr
    Regan Orr 3 месяца назад +1

    Charter Schools accept students w/ 2.0 GPA Minimum! Public Schools take Everyone!

  • Chandler
    Chandler 3 месяца назад

    WFT I know my kids are learning when I look them in their eyes, no need for test, just look your student in the eyes and give them their grades.

  • HotWax93
    HotWax93 3 месяца назад

    Here is what I don't understand about the hysteria against charter schools and vouchers: even if they don't provide as good an education, that still doesn't mean that parents should be denied the choice to send their kids there. Ultimately, the decision on where students go to school should be for families, not the government.

  • Lynda Burke
    Lynda Burke 3 месяца назад

    John Stossel should do an update to this show. Combine in Common Core too. Since this show appears to be from 2012, it’d be interesting to hear from some of those kids since its six years layer. How are they doing? What are their thoughts on their schooling??

  • Microphonix Virtual Studio
    Microphonix Virtual Studio 3 месяца назад

    Unions are run by the Mafia.

  • smeg head
    smeg head 4 месяца назад

    I see where unions are needed and how you can't just have one type of education for all.. sadly no one talks about what to do when it goes to far or how to stop people buying into bs ideas

  • john thompson
    john thompson 5 месяцев назад

    start more charter schools!

  • Jane Q. Public
    Jane Q. Public 5 месяцев назад +1

    Unions are some of the most useless groups. They were good in the very beginning, but they are are ridiculous now.

  • D Madej
    D Madej 5 месяцев назад

    It's time to ban the jude from all government... that union rep.... every single time!!!!!

  • Vivid Haiku
    Vivid Haiku 5 месяцев назад

    Common core is the issue not the teachers.

  • Sammy
    Sammy 5 месяцев назад

    I love the idea of having no teachers' unions. The idea that your job security is based off of how well you do and how hard you work is your security. As shown in the video, the teachers are even more motivated and care so much more about the kids. Public school teachers just don't care enough to try most of the time.

  • Absaalookemensch
    Absaalookemensch 6 месяцев назад

    Teachers Unions are ruining education.
    Teachers Unions makes Teacher Union officials and Democrat politicians rich.
    Alternatives are superior and cost less. Who knowingly pays more for inferior service other than the government?
    Home schooling produces higher aptitude scores and saves the US government $127,000 per child (national statistics.)

  • Bora Gamerz
    Bora Gamerz 6 месяцев назад

    4th grade and the school just introduced reading and writing?
    We have graded reading and writing on 2nd grade.
    Unions hated President Trump so they donated historical amounts of money to whoever would go against President Trump.

  • Guy Appleton
    Guy Appleton 6 месяцев назад +2

    We need unions so as to keep up the numbers of communism degrees up,...what a mess

  • Family Phone
    Family Phone 6 месяцев назад

    Unions and lawyers. Same breed. Could care less about you. They are just filling their pockets and destroying our country!

  • Tyroil Smoochie Wallace
    Tyroil Smoochie Wallace 7 месяцев назад

    freemasons run all public education including charter schools. look at their orange freemason outfits. and why did Stossel not ask them questions like what's 12 times 6? or spell communism? or discern free thought? b/c they cannot. I am sure all the female teachers are transgender in this film, so this must be where the communist freemasons place their children. most of jobs daughters are transgender.

  • DayStar 36
    DayStar 36 7 месяцев назад

    If you're able you should homeschool them & hire your own teacher. The hell with all of these public & private schools. They should all be glad I don't have the authority to put every goddamn last one of them out of business because I damn sure would. No matter how long it might take. Education should be left up to the parents at home. These private schools only pick & take the ones they want & make money doing it. Pieces of damn garbage! Public schools couldn't teach a dog to sit..while leeching taxpayers. They both are a money making joke & should be illegal. Those teachers at private & Catholic schools can go fuck them selves for all I care!

  • DayStar 36
    DayStar 36 7 месяцев назад

    The hell with private & public schools..I loathe all teachers & schools. The hell with all of them!! If I could've picked my own teacher, if it were possible I would want to learn from the ancient teachers such as Plato & Socrates. Female teachers are goddamn pathetic!!

  • P
    P 7 месяцев назад

    Yeah sucks for the losers of the charter lottery. The black kids that want to learn have to go to school with the gangstas. Sad day in the black community.
    Also look at the minority school where the guy in charge is HARD on the kids. They learn discipline and respect.

  • BlindMellowJello O
    BlindMellowJello O 7 месяцев назад +1

    They are cherry picking students . T hat is why they have a advantage. Leave the problem children for for public schools

    • BlindMellowJello O
      BlindMellowJello O 7 месяцев назад

      give those teachers whips to tame you animal children that you have no idea how to raise and act like the wild ,hateful,disrespectful kids that you taught them to be because you never followed the ruls and are a POS hating B**** yourselves!!!!!

    • BlindMellowJello O
      BlindMellowJello O 7 месяцев назад

      just like desegregation... join them together and watch the percentage drop

  • Des Troya
    Des Troya 7 месяцев назад +2

    Are there any union leaders that don't look and sound like criminals?

  • Don Abrahamson
    Don Abrahamson 7 месяцев назад

    Discipline !!!!

  • Maria Callous
    Maria Callous 8 месяцев назад

    I wanted to join a union but my husband wouldn't let me. The child says they teach us in a fun way. I know what he means. When I went to trade school they taught me how to lay brick in a fun way, too. My mother also taught me how to wash dishes in a fun way. I always dance with my mop. it's fun.

  • M G
    M G 8 месяцев назад +2

    Forcing a kid to go to a inner city public school is child abuse.

  • M G
    M G 8 месяцев назад

    If the public school teachers are doing such a great job and the public schools are so great then why would the teachers union worry about giving kids the option to go to another school.

  • M G
    M G 8 месяцев назад

    The public schools should get paid based on the kids test scores. It would either fix public schools or save a ton of money by shutting them down.

  • Darryl Jackson
    Darryl Jackson 9 месяцев назад

    You see brightness in their eyes that's all I have to say.

  • Ice cream Noel
    Ice cream Noel 9 месяцев назад +1

    This charter schools are the best thing to happen to our kids

  • April Mae
    April Mae 10 месяцев назад +1

    I taught kindergarten in Bangkok for 6 years using unconventional methods other teachers never dreamed of with extreme success! The parents were more than happy and every student loved coming to my class. During my last year the principal from Singapore didn't like Americans and tried to force me to change my teaching methods which made me leave the school.

  • Owlblocks David
    Owlblocks David 11 месяцев назад

    To be fair, at least in my state, standardized tests on English are cryptic and subjective (although literature is not what we should really be caring about with students).

  • ninamphotog
    ninamphotog Год назад +1

    Seems like good things to me.

  • Paul Thompson
    Paul Thompson Год назад

    I think the only public school system in the United States where teachers top out at $100,000 a year is the New York Public Schools and even then most do not make anywhere near that much.

  • Greg Bystroff
    Greg Bystroff Год назад +4

    Wow. He just said that. At 9:50 he literally compares the union system to the mafia. I always thought my English teacher was sizing me up for cement galoshes, and now I know.

  • waaazup D
    waaazup D Год назад

    If the parent trying to get their kids in a charter school look ghetto or talk ghetto, your kiddo aint gettin in homie

  • lapila
    lapila Год назад +3

    Wow this was funny. Public/union side made themselves look bad.

  • Julio Cesar Hoyos
    Julio Cesar Hoyos Год назад

    3:49 ... Poor little boy. That broke my heart. :(

  • D Tom
    D Tom Год назад +1

    Like everything else in this country, the unions have destroyed businesses and schools. Come to Rochester NY where the union controlled city schools graduate less than 50% of the students! Last year the graduation rate was 48%! Of those that graduate, only about 3% are ready for college level course work! It is criminal what the unions Have done and refuse to do to fix this disaster. Year after year thousands of kids leave school with no skills or diploma to get a job. They become a burden on the city, state and federal government. Tenure preserves poor performing teachers. The head of the union has been in control forever and refuses all changes. Oh and the teachers pay and benefits are some of the highest in the country!

  • JJS
    JJS Год назад

    This music reminds me of channel fireball

  • Marcus Reed
    Marcus Reed Год назад +2

    Typical union boss uses violence to make a point. Fire the teachers union. Use the money for the teachers and kids.

  • mrcynthiag
    mrcynthiag Год назад

    What about discipline? That is the number one thing holding kids back in public schools. It is too PC to discipline the child to not bother others, to do their work, etc. There is very little support in public school for teachers. What does a charter school do to support the teacher when a kid acts up or bullies others? THAT is the big question. What about parents wanting to enable and coddle their child when the child is clearly wrong? What do charter schools do about that? Tell me, anyone?

  • newkingd0m
    newkingd0m Год назад

    I don't mind teacher making even five hundred thousand a year but they need to show results.

  • Oscar Flores
    Oscar Flores Год назад

    Is that Stanley Hutson?

  • oldedude51
    oldedude51 Год назад +1

    I love that Newark, "Nooo Joisee" Teachers' Union Boss defending tenure for public school teachers by likening it to becoming a "made man" in the Mafia. The guy doesn't have a clue what that actually says about the public schools and the teachers' unions - "Weez like da MAH-FeeeYAH, ya' knows? Chure, yooz put in yoo time an' ya do what da bosses tellya ta do an' denn yooz become 'made', like, yoo knows, like a 'made man' what dohn hasta woik da streets no more like no common crim'nuhl, onnacounta heez 'made', see, an' datz what diss 'tenner' ting is, yoo know, like bein' a 'made guy'..." Uh, yeah, I understand perfectly (or, in his lingo, "poy-fuklee"). You stay quiet, do as you're told for 5, 6, maybe 10 years and, thereafter, you don't have to actually work. You just collect your money from the racket. As I said, "Poy-fuk".

    • oldedude51
      oldedude51 Год назад

      Oops, and THEN there is Mr. Saunders, Pres. of the Washington Teachers' Union: (Stossel) "Your results (on student testing) are AWFUL! They're among the lowest in the nation! (Saunders) "You make an argument that it's the lowest in the nation based upon the test scores..."
      WHAT? WTF? What kind of dumb-f*ck "DUH" answer is that? You have the lowest test scores in the nation/You only say that because we have the lowest test scores in the nation. Yeah, okay, that's kind of the point, isn't it?
      Oh, sure, I know the guy's point was that on all the "unmeasurable" things, his teachers are doing great work. That's the great thing about being "unmeasurable" - you can claim anything you want because there is no way to quantify or qualify or judge your assertions or self-assessment. It's like arguing that your invisible girlfriend is the prettiest girl in the room. Who knows, maybe she is. And maybe she isn't. And, in any event, she's f*ckin' invisible, you damn fool! So she could be beautiful or hideous or... or even non-existent and your claims about her are useless and pointless and, dare I say it, highly suspect. My God, this guy's even worse than Mr. Joisee Mafia. And he's the best they've got because they made him "President" of all the teachers. Makes you wonder how bad the underlings are.

  • Chris Ducat
    Chris Ducat Год назад

    This shouldn't even be a fight: more choice is ALWAYS good with education. EVERY kid has his/her own needs...they ALL need to be addressed and a unified governmental conglomerate made up of bureaucrats and union leaders does NOT look out for the best interests of individual students. They can't: they exist in a system that DEMANDS collectivism, or the unions will strike. We get EXACTLY the kind of system that such a machination requires: mediocrity and stagnation. American kids deserve (and pay) for so much better than this.

  • Al Cd
    Al Cd Год назад

    A retired Florida schoolteacher named Ruth Holmes Cameron successfully fought to keep charter schools out of her state./ She claimed competition is unrealistic and bad for kids. How did she ever get into college?

  • Don Craig
    Don Craig Год назад

    ever argue religion with a priest? these union teachers sound exactly the same

  • Nicole D
    Nicole D Год назад +1

    Singapore has the highest test scores because they hire the best teachers and pay them very well to make sure they have a high retention rate. Teachers Unions are the new aged mob.

  • 177SCmaro
    177SCmaro Год назад +2

    So, teachers grade their students but really don't like to be graded themselves so that we know if they are actually good teachers.

  • Marlinspike Mate
    Marlinspike Mate Год назад +2

    I had several public school teachers that should have been fired, and everyone knew it.. but it never happened.

  • douglas howard
    douglas howard Год назад

    higher price = dumber kids

  • WesMan
    WesMan Год назад

    Union is another word for Mafia.

  • Joshua Weatherly
    Joshua Weatherly Год назад +2

    Those kids don't stand a fighting chance in hell. It's sad but they are being setup to fail. The education system is screwed. Homeschooling would almost certainly be better but now with almost every household having both parents working, that's impossible.

  • RIGHT-WING-P1MP290
    RIGHT-WING-P1MP290 Год назад

    American Indian is rough, i live two blocks from it and all the time i see kids running around all the time. I think that the charter schools in DC are better because they encourage learning through making things fun. Im actually glad I dont go to american indian because I would lose every bit of freedom i had. If we had school choice, parents would most likeley send their kids to schools that have great test scores, average graduate income and ones that dont treat their kids like convicted felons.

  • Brandy B
    Brandy B Год назад +8

    He just called the school unions organized crime. Its astounding this idiot is more concerned with being right than caring these kids are not excelling. You jave some teachers making over 100 grand a year and their students are failing. I wonder where Matt Damons kids go to school? Some dumpy public school that is low rated or a highly scored private or charter school. Unfortunatly these union assholes are more concerned with their own well being than the well being of their students.

    • DDD Nzzz
      DDD Nzzz Год назад

      Schools are getting worse (many of them state). Overcrowding, standardized bubble sheet filling, lack of recess, sitting for hours, talking when instructed to at certain times, stigmatizing learning, and money pocketing are some of many ever growing problems.

  • Soledad Klafke
    Soledad Klafke Год назад

    my autistic boy went to a school like this and he LOVE IT. Arizona has tons of charter schools and they make a difference for kids and parents.

  • Tintin Hickey
    Tintin Hickey Год назад

    Charter or vouchers schools are something Australia needs - more autonomy for the headmaster, less interference from teacher unions and bureaucrats and where parents have a real say in how their children are taught and what they are taught.

  • nameless4284
    nameless4284 Год назад +4

    Unions are for themselves, not the education of the youth.

  • Ben Chesterman
    Ben Chesterman Год назад

    government makes cost to live worse

  • joe
    joe Год назад

    The problem with school choice is that those in richer neighborhoods will be getting swamped with student applications. Then the problem becomes how do we select the students that are allowed into our schools. The choice is not the parents but the school/ county administrators. So why do I think only rich neighborhoods are going to get swamped? Here is my math. In Montgomery county (3rd in $ per student) 66% of the money raised is from local sources. 27% from Maryland state(11th in $ per student). AND ONLY 3% comes from federal sources. So $12,000 that this student can take to School x does not factor in which district this student lives in. The kid that lives in Potomac/Bethesda could be bringing a school upwards of $28,000. Where a kid from another could only bring the national average of $12,000. If you were a school administrator, whose paycheck is now decided by which students you choose, what would you do? SO all school choice will end up doing is creating an even larger class system of schools where you can only go to the best schools if you live in the richest counties. OHH wait that is already happening.... So I am honestly asking what will school choice fix?

  • David Salt
    David Salt Год назад +1

    Yes, competition is good! It is evil in the eyes of unions.

  • TheRightThing
    TheRightThing Год назад

    Sunshine High, a charter alternative school run by a for-profit company, stands a few doors down from a tobacco shop and a liquor store in a strip mall. It offers no sports teams and few extra-curricular activities.
    Sunshine’s 455 students - more than 85 percent of whom are black or Hispanic - sit for four hours a day in front of computers with little or no live teaching. One former student said he was left to himself to goof off or cheat on tests by looking up answers on the internet. A current student said he was robbed near the strip mall’s parking lot, twice.

    • SAW Gunner
      SAW Gunner Год назад

      Sounds like a lot of inner-city schools. Using state law enforcement. I looked it up and they are not an impressive school at all. But you're not looking at all the facts. Sunshine is booked, as are the other local charters. The public system can't handle the load of students, and while nearly all lag behind national averages in scores, they get great reviews from customers and outperform the local state schools. This, with almost no competition at all.
      But let's just forget all that and say they suck. Charter schools are still under state contract, so the state apparently thinks they are doing okay and continues to pay them. In a free market, or with a voucher system, they could always go out of business. The free market has never developed perfect strategies right away, it evolves superior means through trial and error in a timely fashion. Or it does not and the losers go away. Public schools do not do that. There's no incentive to be better in a timely manner.

  • 1911a1m14
    1911a1m14 Год назад

    union is for union and nobody else ...... organized thuggery , the system is failing it OBVIOUS! there has to be a change or our country is lost and destined to serfdom.....................

  • Scott M
    Scott M Год назад

    Teachers Unions are destroying poor communities. I went to a public school that had union teachers. However, it was a rich white community. My public school if it didn't like a teacher could fire that teacher. They didn't mind the paperwork. They just did it. However, black inner city schools don't have the parents who have the money. Money is what makes a parent powerful. You can just move. Poor black parents cannot just up and leave a city. That's the problem. They are stuck with the shit Union school.

  • Joseph Parker
    Joseph Parker Год назад

    Joseph Del Grosso here makes a rather stupid analogy about CNN and Fox News first of all CNN corperate head quarters is in Atlanta, & Fox News corperate offices are in New York City. Also think how many news programs and the size of stage sets and research banks each requires. He has no credibility and should be removed.

  • furtim1
    furtim1 Год назад

    I sympathize. The testing companies make a fortune convincing legislators to require their tests, then they sell materials to school districts to prepare for the tests and teach to the tests so they can pass. There are dozens of such tests every year and the motive is to sell tests, sell testing materials, sell test lessons, etc. Its a scam on the kids and the parents by government lobbyists who are forcing them to buy their testing products.

  • TomKaren94
    TomKaren94 Год назад +17

    Tenure is one of the great evils of our time.

    • Robert Coups
      Robert Coups 2 месяца назад

      That and unionization is some areas such as education.

  • Marcus
    Marcus Год назад +34

    get rid off the unions. thats the problem.

  • gilbert feliciano
    gilbert feliciano Год назад

    Shame on this skewed report!

  • ava p
    ava p Год назад

    Although I do support the idea of a more flexible education program the way Charter schools are being carried out is frankly corrupt. In Michigan, about 65% of the charter schools are run by for-profit educational management organizations and the executive of charter school Eva Moskowitz manages to make close to half a million dollars overseeing programs that service 6,700 students while New York State Education Commissioner is paid a salary of $212,000 to oversee programs with 2.7 million students.

  • Betsy Collins
    Betsy Collins Год назад

    There is no union here in Virginia's schools and I assure you that when I leave (always at 5 PM or later), that parking lot is full of teachers' cars. Where do they think those charter-school teachers are coming from? Many are former-public school teachers who were dismissed or quit because of insubordination issues. Same with private schools. Everything we do now comes down to data and test scores, though. Still, we work very hard to make school engaging for all of our children, not just those with engaged parents who rise at the crack of dawn to scurry down to a lottery to get their child into a program they think will be beneficial to them. I would not want a union in my state, telling me when it was time to go home, how many hours per week I can spend planning lessons (I average 14 hours/week now). What we need is parental support, we need our students' parents to hold youngsters accountable for their academic performance. BTW: I do not make anywhere NEAR 100,000, not even half that and I LOVE what I do!

  • Zack Parnell
    Zack Parnell Год назад

    Inspiring.

  • Robin Fischer
    Robin Fischer Год назад

    Hmmm... what "flat scores" are you referring to back up your assumptions?

  • John Stockwell Major Smedley Butler

    Oh but Ol Rockefeller and Carnegie know exactly why that line is flat. Hmmm and illness continues on and on. If you dont know your history flip a search on the oiligarchy, FYI its happening again Chevron Exxon Texaco BP Mobil....Standard Oil Nuff said. Wake up and think critically question all this Inverted Totalitarian Capitalist Hierarchy. Public school in any form has the wrong ideology to begin with. How was WW1 ended?

  • Lieber Tee
    Lieber Tee Год назад

    The union wants to protect its profits ;)

  • Jason Cihlar
    Jason Cihlar Год назад

    Nice conformity.

  • Marc
    Marc Год назад

    10:12

  • Martin Mendez
    Martin Mendez Год назад

    Triggered at 8:07