Recently, teachers have been accused of being responsible for everything that has gone wrong and for everything that will go wrong, surpassing even Beelzebub as the universal scapegoat. Conventional wisdom now states that the erosion of America’s society is the result of poor teaching and lack of moral education. Furthermore, teachers are responsible for all tax increases because of their greedy contract demands. Unions have hijacked elections and fought educational reform while protecting bad teachers (because there are so many). Teachers are responsible for students who graduate and do not know how to perform on the job. Teachers have lowered standards and focused too much on testing. They have promoted mediocrity while barely serving mediocre students. They have blamed parents for problems students have instead of reforming the students, and they have tried to brain-wash children into a teacher-driven ideology.

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