One of my pet peeves is politicians’ calling for more spending to “save” our public schools. We spend plenty of money-but we get lousy service.

I could go for examining the role of teacher unions in the failure of our public schools. John Stossel does just that in a piece that begins this way:

“Bosses, have I got an idea for you: Don’t pay your best employees more, don’t ease out your least productive workers, and for crying out loud, never fire anyone, not even for the most blatant misconduct on the job.”