John Ransom

I got a lot of comments from the semi-official-always-hilarious Facebook site for the teachers' union regarding my story Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District.

Welcome, to a whole new batch of comrades!   

Kallie wrote: I would like to know the educational experience of John Ransom, or if not experience, the level of research he has conducted on public schools. - Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Dear Comrade Kallie,

I’m a parent. That’s makes me a primary consumer of education.

Yes, I know. You think kids are the consumers. But really it’s the parents who the consumers. Kids aren’t responsible enough to make informed choices; that’s why they have parents.

But your question is odd in the first place.

Do you have to be an automotive engineer to understand that the Pinto was a terrible car? Do you have to be a Central Bank economist to understand that Obama’s stimulus spending failed?

Public K-12 education is broken in this country and the culprit is public employee unions. Almost every other country in the world has a voucher system of public and private primary education. But not the USA. Why? Unions won’t allow it.   

Liberals love to hide behind experts and pretend that most problems are too complex for ordinary citizens to solve. (See below).  

Cindy wrote: This makes me physically ill. - Teachers’ Union Expelled from School District

Dear Comrade Cindy,


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.