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Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His cartoons are syndicated by Creators. Michael won his second Pulitzer while at Investor's Business Daily.


  • Teachers’ unions are suicidally allowing their own children and the children of their protectors, Democrats, to attend their woefully underperforming public schools.

    In Philadelphia, my home, the teachers evaluations, by the individual teachers themselves, are “suburb, excellent and amazing ” in the schools that are rated 3 out of 10. A rating of 3 means the lights are on! Literacy is third world level and so are the other test scores for which we pay $4.6 billion each year in school taxes, just in my city.

    This is a criminal cabal of crooks operating a protected monopoly of Teachers Union Bosses locally and nationally, who ought to be prosecuted fully for their decades of deliberate failures, all while paid for by our public school taxes.

    Why not require these all teachers to compete for each teaching job with the very excellent non-union teachers, now discriminated against in a most horrid unAmerican manner?

    Otherwise, let us legally, by Congress, abolish the monopoly of teachers unions who are squandering public funds by the billions and who appear to be destroying American children’s education, weakening the strength of America across the country, decade after decade.

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