On average, private school educators make $22,500 less than public school teachers. Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan want to privatize education. In countries known to have the best education (i.e., Finland, Canada, Scotland), teachers are paid much more than here; they are unionized and treated as professionals. Can you imagine the pool of candidates our schools would get if we decreased wages and benefits? Would we be able to attract the best and brightest to the profession? According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's annual report released two weeks ago:
Romney doesn't support police officers… Romney refers to Walker's attack on public jobs and says: "He [Obama] wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, and more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people" (The Real Message behind Mitt Romney’s Anti-Police and Firefighters ‘Gaffe’).
According to the article, "...if you run a Google search on police layoffs, the results make clear who is being hurt most by Republican opposition to the President’s plans to help states keep policemen on the job. The cities of Camden and Newark, New Jersey, have seen steep rises in crime following deep cuts to their police forces, including a 28% spike in homicides in Camden in 2011. The City of Paterson, New Jersey saw an explosion of gun violence when it shed 20% of its police force. These are not places where Mitt Romney ever hopes to pick up votes."