Originally Posted by Joekerr
Generally I'd agree with the bolded part, but I actually think teachers (and generally government workers) might be an exception. They're unionized, so are not easily removed once inside. So you could have outside talent looking to get in, but you need to get the deadwood out...how do you do that when they are so well protected?
True, the invisible hand is all too invisible once unions are involved. As said a few posts up, the parents are really the problem here, i just don't see the system improving. Perhaps a GOOD teacher can make an impression, but at this point i feel like the area might just be too far gone.