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, NewsMax.com

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.