Class Warfare Blog

July 9, 2016

Why Are We Spending Billions to Get the “Bad Teachers” Out but Nothing to get the “Bad Cops” Out?

Filed under: Culture,History,Morality,Politics,Race,The Law — Steve Ruis @ 12:15 pm
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There is a false narrative, aka a lie, doing the rounds in our culture: our schools are failing because of “bad teachers.” As a consequence billions of dollars have been spent by our federal and state governments to create systems and testing instruments to identify the “bad teachers” so we can get them out.

I suspect that many, if not most, cops are decent people who have no more prejudices than average citizens, but there are more than a few who are racists and they are killing Black folks for trivial reasons (a common one is having a taillight out on your car, but then there is holding a toy gun in a toy store, playing with a toy gun in a public park (a child!), talking “sass” to an officer, driving while Black, and many more).

So, where are the billions in federal incentive money to get police departments to adopt uniform standards? Where are the testing services lining up claiming they can identify the bad apples so we can “get ’em out?” Where are the community policing choice programs? Where are the charter police departments?

Teachers aren’t shooting people, why are we so focused on them?

(Psst . . . follow the money.)



  1. Add the $6 million (or so) settlements that follow these unjust shootings, and the cost just goes up.


    Comment by john zande — July 9, 2016 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

    • But that money is spent to keep the “bad” cops. The City of Chicago, alone, sets aside tens of millions of dollars a year to settle law suits against its police.

      On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2016 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  2. driving while Black

    Oh how apropos! Love it!


    Comment by Nan — July 9, 2016 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

    • That ain’t new, been around a long time. (I didn’t invent it, wish I had.)

      On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 6:32 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2016 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  3. “Teachers aren’t shooting people” – but that’s exactly the reason! Which group of people would you rather anger by your meddling, the one that shoots people, or the one that doesn’t?


    Comment by List of X — July 10, 2016 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

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