[Sinquefield] says the initiative polls very well, particularly when tied to merit pay. But he knows that "teachers unions would come in from across the country to oppose it. This will be a brutal battle."
Now, there's no question Sinquefield genuinely cares about education -- why else set up a scholarship fund for 2,000 public school kids to go to private schools? Private schools are generally better; scholarships don't deprive the public system of funds because the parents still have to pay taxes anyway; and fewer public school pupils should mean, theoretically, a better teacher-student ratio.
"When Dimensional gets sold," he says, "that's when I'll really be able to give money away."
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