It sounds like they had at least two great speeches at the American Federation of Teachers Conference today.
“Let’s refuse to be defined by people who are happy to lecture us about the state of public education — but wouldn’t last 10 minutes in a classroom!”
Amen to that!
She was followed by economist Paul Krugman. It sounds like he made some very important points, too, and you can read about them in Dana Goldstein’s report, Krugman to Teachers’ Union: You’re Not to Blame for the Economic Crisis.