Gutfeld launches unhinged and vicious attack on America’s teachers: “They’re corrupt. They’re lazy. They’re incompetent”

Gutfeld: “It’s a perfect opportunity to destroy the system”

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Citation From the April 7, 2021, edition of Fox News' The Five

JUAN WILLIAMS (HOST): Often, we hear, you know, we say, "Oh, you know what? The police unions look out for the best interest of the police. Why is it that we would attack the teachers unions for looking out for the best interest of teachers? 

GREG GUTFELD (HOST): Because they're corrupt. They're lazy. They're incompetent. I don't think it's their fault though. Because I think the lack of competition has created this system where you now have a woeful generation of ambivalent educators. I know that's a blanket statement but I'm talking about what I'm seeing with the teachers unions. I don't think it was always like this. 

So my feeling is, it is -- It is time, it's a perfect opportunity to destroy the system. According to Reason magazine, 27 states have introduced bills to expand programs to fund K through 12 -- to fund the students instead of the institutions. And this is a really, really huge growing movement. And we already do this in other places, as Corey DeAngelis has pointed out. We already fund people directly with food stamps and Medicaid and Pell Grants and GI bills. It's time to do it with K through 12. 

I mean, you know, just pull it out of the schools and give it to the students. I mean, we don't fund the grocery store. We fund the person buying the groceries. We give them the food stamps. So this is what -- how we've got to treat education. We've got to empower the family because there's a huge imbalance. There's a power imbalance between the teachers unions and the families. And the only way to change that is to create competition by empowering the families to be able to spend their money -- which they can get instead of the public schools -- on something that actually helps their kids.