Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thank You Chicago Teachers

A huge THANK YOU is due to the teachers of Chicago, who are going back to work tomorrow, after making the most important statement in defense of public education in this country in the last ten years. There will be plenty of time to analyze the contract and the entire movement, but what has already been achieved, on a national scale, is quite simply breathtaking. For the first time, a cross secti on of progressives are willing to admit that Democratic Party education policies, as well as Republican ones, are disastrous, and that you cannot improve schools unless teachers are treated with respect and brought into the center of every discussion which shapes education policy. It is too soon to say the tide has turned, but at least teachers now have a fighting chance to get their voices heard, after years of being frozen out of the conversation, even by their so called friends http://www.youtube.com/​watch?v=3yN7cRZP58k

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