July 22nd, 2008

Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC
Michelle Rhee in DC Series Podcast: The lack of accountability in the union

( Click here to download the podcast )

DC Teachers’ Union President, George Parker, shares some astonishing confessions about the lack of accountability in the union and how competition between public and charter schools is changing the role of the union in education.

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I just now had the chance to listen to your podcast in its entirety. My jaw did hit the floor… That was something to hear a union leader [George Parker] talk about the school system as a competitive marketplace. Considering Parker’s context, his comments about charters and NCLB were (at least to me) mind-blowing. Wonderful questions, and great journalism.




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