Teachers Unions and Education Reform
High-quality teachers are a key ingredient to improving public education. But teachers -- and their union representatives -- often find themselves at odds with administrators and political leaders over how to raise standards. Kojo talks with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, about local and national debates.
Programming note: D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee will join Kojo to discuss the status of school reform efforts on Thursday, October 8th at 12pm.