New York City teachers’ union boss Michael Mulgrew is feeling victorious in what he calls the “war with reformers.” He should; Mulgrew and other anti-reformers are on winning streaks.
Problem is, Mulgrew and others are pursuing strategies that in the long run will prove to be losers.
Parents want the option of sending their children to better schools, and millions of parents already have the power to choose those schools. Do the anti-reformers really expect parents to give that up?
Mulgrew should enjoy his short-term win. It won’t last. Parents are not going to give up their choice options.