Media can help reframe views on teachers unions. Wish Ohioans would pay attention.
An opinion piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal is encouragement to anyone who bemoans the tendency of teachers unions to thwart reform efforts. “How Teachers Unions Lost the Media” points out that teachers unions increasingly have been scrutinized by the press, even targeted by “liberal” papers like the New York Times. The evidence of this media shift lies not just in the name-calling (”indefensible,” “barriers” etc.) of certain union practices but in the fact that many outlets have stood up for controversial figures like Michelle Rhee and have profiled the successes our nation’s most impressive charter school networks… Read the full post here.