Education

Trouble in Paradise

By Stephen Sawchuk — February 11, 2009 1 min read

It sounds like the KIPP unionization in New York City has gotten a little rocky, per this New York Times article, with teachers that elected to join the union saying they’ve since felt intimidated by administrators and haven’t had the same access to them.

Alexander Russo has an interesting response here in which he suggests that if this deal turns sour, it’s as much a risk for the unions, who are trying to establish credibility in the charter movement, as for the school’s administration and for KIPP, which risk coming off as anti-labor.

What do you think?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.