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Steve -- singing it I guess first motion and explain where are wearing.
A school room -- very successful charter school in Harlem called Harlem success.
And we were allowed to walk -- fifty feet that way.
We'd be on the other side of the building which is public school that conventional public school and this is like a science expert.
What happens when you remove the burdens.
But the union contract and bureaucracy.
You take the -- kids in the same community here.
They perform on tests and other was the way kids in Scarsdale which as you know as well to do -- And on the other side of the building.
They perform unfortunately you'd expect the stereotype.
Of the Harlem team comes from you know impoverished -- even -- broken would perform so.
This is a miracle but it's not a matter because the -- here.
Work until 5 o'clock they actually expect that their kids will succeed they don't assume failure and it works well -- That the taxpayers this is a public school so this chart the -- The interesting thing left they actually the state -- -- pay less for student.
For the students here.
And they pay on the other side of the building the public -- side of the building because the teachers union forced to laws in the Albany legislature.
Yet this school world spends less per student.
Way out performs that's.
So it's not about money it's about how do you think contractors actually -- large part of at the union contract and -- the union country to -- Asian countries in the United States have become such that.
You have 3.2 million -- -- twelve teachers in this country's largest single occupation in the country except for sales but it's the only occupation.
-- performance doesn't count what counts is how long you've been briefing.
And if the rest of the country knew about this is this starting to know -- in communities like this one we changed and that's the purpose of this -- How can anyway -- support.
A school -- -- get us out of this building.
When you compared to the sudden -- with such a failure rate compared this went out and -- it would possibly been.
Advocate for -- -- that -- another what I hate to say it but it's the bigotry of low expectations that President Bush first talked about it which is to say it.
The rationale has always been what we really isn't anything we can do for those kids because poverty is such a terrible thing discrimination and broken homes or all of which are huge obstacles to a -- succeeding.
But the fact is.
-- not obstacles that trip to give up -- With this school with this building if you could have been in this building this morning would you would see in this room in this building.
-- demonstrated -- Those kids don't have to fail if you have the right teachers with the right motivations the right training the right tools and also the right expectations.
The kids in this room can succeed and they -- succeed.
And I understand what is their -- -- because it's their livelihood their future but let me just always -- President Obama what President Obama what He said about we'll teachers' unions will President Obama to its credit.
You didn't get the memo that the that most of the rest of the Democratic Party has gotten -- -- thirty years -- -- Teachers unions are the base of the support of the Democratic Party primary elections in terms of money and everything else.
So President Obama -- something called recent -- which was a competitive grant program.
And He got a lot of Democrats and a lot of union people very angry but unfortunately.
Now that he's this -- you round of stimulus.
He basically just wants to dole out the money at school systems without asking them to do the kind of reforms that his -- the top package asked them to do.
So he's backsliding.
-- union leaders to teach issues where they say.
Well I probably spent more time with Randi Weingarten who you know is the most prominent teachers' unions probably spent more time with her to do this -- than any other single person.
I got to like here I think she's sincere.
I think she is struggling.
To make sure that she doesn't become the equivalent of the next president of the United Auto Workers in other words the contracts.
Don't get so good and don't stay so good for the narrow interest of the teachers that.
The competition from charter schools in the political opposition overwhelms the union.
Are in terms of book if you had one thing you could do get a magic want to change one thing only one thing in terms of fixing -- -- -- from what would've -- I would introduce as a general matter.
A work ethic of performance.
Into the most important profession our country as opposed to protection which is what we have now you're protected.
You're in this job basically on -- side of the building you're in that job as long as you briefed on this side of the building in this classroom.
You -- in this job as long as -- producing an effective learning experience for the children.
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