Teacher unions try to take over charter schools

From the SF Chronicle:

As the Obama administration pushes for more charter schools, a teachers' union is pushing for a bigger role in them.

It's a new development for the charter school movement, a small but growing — and controversial — effort to create new, more autonomous public schools, usually in cities where traditional schools have failed.

On Tuesday in New York, the United Federation of Teachers expects to formalize a contract with teachers at Green Dot New York Charter School in the Bronx, a high school run by Green Dot, a nonprofit group that operates charter schools. Ten other New York charter schools are unionized.

And last week in Chicago, teachers voted to unionize three Chicago International Charter School campuses run by Civitas, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization. . . . .

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Blogger Rio Arriba said...

Teachers' unions have all but destroyed American education. Now they are reaching their tentacles into charter schools?

And the beat goes on.

6/23/2009 9:59 AM  

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