Teacher's Union stifles choice with aggressive tactics

Union’s back-door effort to kill popular charter school bill shows those in power care little about reducing inequality and systematic racism in public education

Lawmakers are rightly showing great concern about improving the quality, graduation rates, equal treatment and fairness in public schools. Some even say the traditional public school system is systemically racist and are demanding solutions.

It is certainly true that public schools produce starkly unequal outcomes, with the achievement gap between ethnic groups in math, science and reading wider than ever. Washington has at least 117 state-identified failing public schools, which are placed mostly in urban areas. Each year officials send about 44,000 children, disproportionately from black, Hi...


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