268 members of congress are millionaires
Why is this news on an education blog? It is because it means a significant amount of the members of Congress cannot relate to the everyday trials and tribulations of regular people. As they vote to cut food stamps, end unemployment benefits and continues to ignore poverty in education; they make things worse not better.
Our country would be better suited off if 435 citizens were chosen at random to run things.
Let me bring it home for you, charters, vouchers, common core, merit pay, and so called accountability evaluations, the crown jewels of the education reformer movemnt not only don’t have evidence that says they work but will never work as long as we ignore poverty, and poverty is something too many members of congress just don’t understand.