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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

Union (tribal) elders think for the workers. Thinking and excellence is marginalized, even chastised. Union teachers are not teachers, they are workers without independence and thought. How can a union teacher provide mentoring without scrutiny from the tribal elders.
It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor.

Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents?

The answer, of course, is neither side.

Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city.

No one solely represents the interests of the kids.

It’s not to say that...