Cuomo Takes On the Teachers Unions

By Jason Riley, The Wall Street Journal

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal, announced Wednesday, includes startlingly ambitious education reforms that would expand charter schools, improve teacher tenure rules and implement an education tax credit program to help low-income families attend private schools.

7 Questions for Teachers Unions

By Charles Wheelan, US News & World Report

My wife, who is a public school teacher, came home from an executive education dinner last night and reported that she had sat next to the head of one of America’s largest teachers unions.

Obama Favors Unions Over Students

By Thomas Sowell,

Of all the cynical frauds of the Obama administration, few are so despicable as sacrificing the education of poor and minority children to the interests of the teachers’ unions.

Claire B. Potter, Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement, New York, NY

“I am not a fan of charter schools. Why? Because I believe that they are undemocratic. Anything running by market logic is by nature undemocratic: markets, by their very nature, become robust by weeding out those who, for many reasons, cannot or will not be allowed to compete.”

- Claire B. Potter, Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement, New York, NY. Her specialties are feminism, political history and cultural criticism.

IPS, teachers union at odds over legislation

By Eric Weddle, USA TODAY

Legislation that would let Indianapolis Public Schools convert low performing schools into charter schools or allow other charters to use the district’s vacant buildings is causing concern for teacher union representatives.

Eva Moskowitz: Teachers Union Enemy No. 1

By Matthew Kaminski, The Wall Street Journal

For several months running, the Bill and Eva Show has been the talk of New York City politics. He is the new mayor, Bill de Blasio, an unapologetic old-school liberal Democrat, scourge of the rich and of public charter schools. She is Eva Moskowitz, fellow Democrat and educational-reform champion who runs the city’s largest charter network.