Miller: CTU plays school reform group for suckers – Southtown Star

19 Sep

For several months, beginning in late 2010, teachers union lobbyists warned that teachers went out on strike a whole lot more back in the days when they were prohibited by law from striking than in the years since they gained the statutory right to strike.

They warned that attacking teachers was a dangerous game.

They said the education reforms being pushed by groups such as Stand for Children risked creating a dangerous and possibly uncontrollable backlash.

In the case of Chicago, anyway, they were right on point. Despite a bold prediction last year by Stand for Children’s founder Jonah Edelman that “the unions cannot strike in Chicago,” the Chicago Teachers Union did so. More…

via Miller: CTU plays school reform group for suckers – Southtown Star.

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