Chicago teacher Jesse Sharkey interviews UTLA vice president Julie Washington (pictured) about what's going on with unions, charters, and all the rest in LA Unified (here).
Just back from a charter schools conference, Washington talks about how not all charter people are bad -- but some are anti-union. She also says that there's been some self-inflicted harm done by union supporters:
"I don't think we've done ourselves any favors by being narrowly focused
on certain issues--damn what the kids need and damn what's going on in
the total system--just speaking only to very narrow union ideology and
not really opening it up. [We need to do a better job] of defining who
we are for ourselves, and not allowing the media or union busters to
define who we are."
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