Who hates teacher unions?

One thing for sure: not the people who use our public schools! The data below needs to be widely spread. We–teachers–need to keep it in mind too. We are not out there all by ourselves.

“Parents do support the teachers union far more than they support Bloomberg and the Chancellor as seen in this Quinnipiac poll from last February. The poll found that overall, NYC voters trust the teachers’ union more than the mayor to protect the interest of public school children 56 – 31 percent; and public school parents trust the union by an even larger margin: 69 – 22 percent. The same was true in Chicago, with most registered voters supporting the teachers, even during the strike, according to thisSun-Times poll. According to another independent poll, 66 percent of Chicago parents supported the striking teachers.”

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