Meet Melissa Barton, an English teacher at Solario and graduate of AUSL who sounds like she might be my kind of person (ie, brave, free-thinking and non-ideological). She's been on Twitter (@mochiteach) since March of last year, identifying herself as "Pro-union, pro-student, and pro-change." She's been blogging since December at Skoolaid. "I disagree with many of CPS's policies as well as some of AUSL's. But I believe fervently in the mission of both: we all want to help the children of Chicago succeed."