As school choice becomes more integrated into the fabric of American public education, teachers’ unions have been using a new tactic to fight these reforms: the lawsuit. And it’s making for strange bedfellows.
The United Federation of Teachers, the New York City teachers’ union, joined forces with the New York State NAACP in a lawsuit to evict charter schools from the buildings those schools share with traditional district schools. This despite the high percentage of minority children who attend the city’s charter schools.
Why would the NAACP agree to sue the very charter schools that were saving the lives of so many black kids? The story is told in this exclusive investigative video from Choice Media.
Bob Bowdon is the executive director of Choice Media.