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Can–or should–the Minneapolis School Board Be Saved?

Should nine random ex-PTA moms and local activists be overseeing a $783 million annual operation with 7,000 employees, …essentially during their spare time?
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Reaction to piece on teacher union culture and fundamentalism

In 25 years of negotiating contracts with labor unions; the most inflexible, dogmatic, distrustful, least enlightened are the teacher’s unions. The Teamsters, by way of contrast, are tough and professional without the weirdness of the Education Minnesota faithful. I’ve seen teacher union reps rip on members who dared to question the party line in a way that leaders of AFSCME and SEIU would never do. For a union made up of supposedly smart people, it is remarkably devoid of tolerance for differences of opinion. Read More

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