I think Unions are good but they are corporations too and need to be watched. Overall I keep thinking we need an academy system, Pre K through Collage and Vocab(Skill/trade). Its meets a high world standard for knowledge and practicality. All Schools(all period) either follow the education standard or aim higher or are taxed. Its kinda like a single payer system for education only its mostly free and enforces standards throughout all educational schools public or private.You can opt out but 50% of your revenue or 25% of the cost of the educational goods/items bought for home school gets taxed too(it might or might not be doable the train of thought here is to make up for questionable learning you put some of the money back into the edu system.).
Now teaching is one part based on a individuals skill and a general curriculum of practical knowledge. Teachers get payed based on grades, starting at 50-80K a year for keeping up with the national standard(which is in the top 5 of the world). If you manage to keep your students one step ahead of the normal age/skill ability you get a 25% bonus at years end. Abuse of the system means being expelled and exiled from the educational system, a fine of 10 times your yearly salary whatever is highest in the last 5 yeas not to mention lesser fines and punishments for students.
I like the idea of teacher combat pay or pay based on their classes ability based on what is normal under this system.
Did I mention its free? Did I mention its academic focused?Did I mention all sports that make over 200K in revenue are taxed at a 50% rate? Sports get 15-25% funding from that local schools budget with some help from the county or state system, basically whatever oversees that region. Competition,playoffs,etc are bracketed based on location,location, LOCATION and ability.
Now by all means instead of doing school sports you can move to go into vocational training to learn all about that sport. Depending on revenue players get paid based on skill/ability quantifiable accomplishment in sports or sportsmanship its based on 5-20% of the total revenue of that region/location.
Finlay to help cost you throw the money changers out of the house of the lord or in another words exempt the educational system from copy rights and patents but still allow for 0-10% of their fair market value to be paid to the IP owner.
IP is a dirty business that makes the mafia look squeaky clean, we as a world economy do not need to allow our educational system thus social intelligence and thus economic growth to be slowed by the god damn mob....
Or something like that, its more a train of thought than anything else.
We should focus on education, get more into education even the social programs get people into education and offer free to cheap child care that will be more and more needed as more parents find their own career path (and by that I mean everything collage skill training I don't care, give the public a chance to be entrepreneurs not indebted depressive dead beats and by that I mean school laons).
Anyway this rambling rant brought to you by insanity with a pinch of logic and reason.