toomanyhatz wrote:I meant to include education, actually. The demonization of teacher's unions (and unions in general, for that matter) is another thing that has influenced the public in a way that angers and bewilders me.
Yeah, and then there's the creation of Charter Schools, which to me, often seem less like an attempt to improve educational outcomes and more like an avenue for businesses to make money. I remember watching Waiting for A Superman, a documentary about the American education system and in its closing scene, it featured a group of children from low-income families waiting to see if they "won" a ballot into a Charter School. The film painted these schools as the way forward but to me the scene ran as chilling- why should we play games with people's fundamental right to education?