From 12 Steps to Economic Recovery published at Forbes and at the very end of the list:
"Pay teachers more, based on merit. The politically incorrect truth is that smart American women subsidized K--12 education from the 19th century through the 1960s. Since the 1970s smart women have had more and better-paying career choices than teaching the three Rs. The talent pool in American K--12 teaching is fished out. By SAT scores and grade-point averages, would-be teachers are asked to clear a far lower bar than are other professionals. If the U.S. wants better teachers, we'll have to pay them more. But it should be merit-based. To do that, we'll have to break the teachers unions."
Did he say break teachers unions? How come private industry and other government areas are working effectively with unions and teachers can't.
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