November 7, 2021 By Mark C. Ross
One of the most sacred cows of the "Progressive" mantra is public education. On the face of things, the government has no particular knack for educating children. What it does have is its ability to force homeowners to pay property taxes.
Here in Oakland, there's a large Catholic high school named Bishop O'Dowd. Last I checked, about 30% of its students just happen to be Jewish. Why is that? This can only be described as an unsolicited testimonial for the quality, or rather lack thereof, of the Oakland Unified School District.
Back in the
1970s, when OUSD was transitioning into a unionized monopoly, a friend
who taught there refused to join the union. She was given the option of
still having to pay a "bargaining agency fee." A recent Supreme Court
decision, Janus v. AFSCME, made such requirements illegal...but it has since been buried somewhere along with Jimmy Hoffa............To Read More.....