RON HART: Atlanta teacher cheating trial begins

Published: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

For the past 10 years, we have spent 30 percent above the rate of inflation on education, with bad results. Test scores continue to trend downward. We spend $13,000 per child for this "education." Fulton County , Georgia , just voted to raise property taxes 17 percent. Schools have mascots; Fulton County thinks its taxpayers’ mascot is a pigeon. 

On the bright side, Atlanta Board of Education officials are pushing to name a school after President Obama. It will be popular at first, but will then disappoint because it is not prepared. The student government will become incompetent and squander money on personal agendas. But it will have a great golf team.

This is a shame for the kids who should look up to educators. These kids can "immolate" their teachers and realize their lifelong dream — a hung jury.

Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator can be reached at or visit




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