Rahm Emanuel picked this fight with teachers – Chicago Sun-Times

11 Sep

Rahm Emanuel started a fight with teachers that only he can finish.

In his 2011 campaign for mayor, he took the Chicago Teachers Union on as an adversary rather than attempt to make them a partner. He opted for a blunt instrument rather than a finessed approach. In hammering home how he was “for the children,” he left the implication that teachers were not.

And then, shortly after his election, Emanuel went to Springfield to get Senate Bill 7 passed. Touted as education reform, it was really an anti-collective bargaining measure, setting up a 75 percent vote threshold for union members to authorize a strike. More…

via Rahm Emanuel picked this fight with teachers – Chicago Sun-Times.

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